US developing capacity to create intermediate, shorter-range missiles, says Moscow
The US military-industrial complex for a long time has been developing a capacity to create intermediate and shorter range missiles, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday at a joint briefing of the Foreign and Defense Ministries, dedicated to Russia’s 9M729 missile, Trend reports referring to TASS.
"It is no secret that research and development activities concerning various missile systems that would be contrary to the spirit and the letter of the INF Treaty have been going in the US on for a long time," he said. "According to available information, the US military-industrial corporations for a long time have been actively developing a capacity to produce new missiles," Ryabkov added.
According to the senior Russian diplomat, since June 2017, large-scale work has been going on to upgrade the technical resources of a production facility in Tucson, Arizona, which is capable of manufacturing all kinds of missiles, including cruise missiles of intermediate and shorter range.