US military tests ground-based cruise missile

United States military tests previously banned missile

The test, from San Nicolas Island, Calif., would not have been permitted under the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, signed by the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987 and abandoned on August 2.

He disputed the notion that abandoning the INF treaty will spark an arms race.

Moscow said the USA was stoking military tensions by testing the missile after Washington tore up a Cold War-era pact banning this type of potentially nuclear-capable weapon.

Media caption Should we be concerned about an impending nuclear conflict?

A Pentagon spokesman says the test is part of a broader effort to determine what new technologies the Defense Department needs to meet current threats.

'This is all a cause of regret.

"The timing of the test is also noteworthy: The fact that it took place only 16 days after the death of the treaty shows that the Trump administration clearly wanted to send a message to US adversaries or kick-start the development of a ground-based INF missile program", Korda added.

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in comments to the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency on Tuesday expressed concern that the United States is increasing "the destabilizing potential" of the issue.

What happened to the INF treaty?

Chinese go online to hit back at protesters
China has increasingly adopted a tougher tone about the protests, calling the demonstrators "terrorists". But Hong Kong's police are under intense pressure, stretched by repeated flash-mob protests.

The U.S. has for years accused Russian Federation of violating the INF through the development of the Novator 9M729 cruise missile, while Moscow has charged Washington with breaking the treaty by deploying defense systems that use platforms resembling Mark-41 Vertical Launch Systems (Mk-41 VLS) capable of firing offensive missiles like the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile. "Folks can spread propaganda and all they want and misinformation, but we are on the other side of the treaty now", said Karako, referring to the senator's statement.

The missile launched August 18 was likely taken from a destroyer or another warship and put on the back of a trailer, said Tom Karako, a missile specialist at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Ryabkov said the test showed Washington had been working on such missiles long before its official withdrawal from the deal.

"I have already said about that, and would like to say once again here, in France, we are unilaterally undertaking obligations".

China, with this same mindset, has also declined proposed three-way talks regarding the USA and Russia's New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said "an invaluable brake on nuclear war" had been lost. Sunday's test used a type of missile launcher that is part of the Aegis system, now in use in a defensive configuration on Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers, as well as its land-based counterpart, Aegis Ashore.

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the transatlantic alliance would "respond in a measured and responsible way to the significant risks posed by the Russian 9M729 missile to allied security". Both missiles are to be non-nuclear.

What was the INF Treaty?

Related News:

  • USA  gives Huawei another 90 days to serve existing customers

    USA gives Huawei another 90 days to serve existing customers

    The company spent $15 billion previous year on research and development, more than Apple Inc. or Microsoft Corp. The directive went into effect May 16th, 2019 and all USA companies working with Huawei had to comply.
    Syracuse ranked in preseason AP Poll for first time since 1998

    Syracuse ranked in preseason AP Poll for first time since 1998

    The rest of the top 10 is rounded out by LSU at No. 6, MI at No. 7, Florida at No. 8, Notre Dame at No. 9 and Texas at No. 10. ACC schools Miami (Fla.), Virginia and Virginia Tech received votes for the poll but did not crack the top 25.
    Medical examiner rules on Jeffrey Epstein's prison death

    Medical examiner rules on Jeffrey Epstein's prison death

    The second staff member on Epstein duty, a woman, was a fully trained guard, according to the person briefed on the matter. Two staffers have been placed on administrative leave and the MCC's warden has been reassigned pending an investigation.
  • Losing Steve Smith for third Ashes Test massive blow: Glenn McGrath

    Losing Steve Smith for third Ashes Test massive blow: Glenn McGrath

    Cricket Australia on Tuesday confirmed that he has been ruled out of the Headingley Test, reports ESPNcricinfo. It was the first time a player in global cricket was substituted under the new concussion rules.
    Bomb Scare Disrupts Rush Hour Trains and Traffic in Financial District

    Bomb Scare Disrupts Rush Hour Trains and Traffic in Financial District

    And I don't even need to get into how every September 11 there is a faded, yet ever present sense of fear in New Yorkers. Officials are looking for a person of interest in connection to the two suspicious packages found at Fulton Street.
    McCown unretires, agrees to deal with Eagles

    McCown unretires, agrees to deal with Eagles

    Sudfeld injured his wrist in the Eagles' preseason opener and his recovery is expected to be six-plus weeks. You never know if you'll see the 17-year veteran McCown get some playing time for Philadelphia this year.
  • New Bond movie gets a title

    New Bond movie gets a title

    The Bond 25 title has finally been revealed: Daniel Craig's fifth and potentially final outing as 007 is called No Time to Die . Film producers announced the moniker Tuesday, Aug. 20, for the film that has always been referred to simply as " Bond 25 ".
    Joe Jonas rings in 30th birthday with Bond theme party

    Joe Jonas rings in 30th birthday with Bond theme party

    Joe shared the video on his Instagram with the caption that read, "Couldn't have asked for a better night, thank you all so much". Nick , 26, wore a black tux to the event, matching his wife Chopra Jonas , who was in a sparkling fringed black dress.
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains differences between this season and last

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains differences between this season and last

    Manchester United , following their comfortable 4-0 win over Chelsea , face Wolves at Molineux Stadium on Monday Night. The Serie A transfer window remains open until 23 August, one day before the start of the new season.
  • Leicester hit back to deny Lampard first win

    Leicester hit back to deny Lampard first win

    There was little surprise that Maddison was involved in Leicester's equaliser midway through the second half. Kasper Schmeichel will start in goal for the Foxes on Sunday against Chelsea .
    Nicki Minaj changes Twitter name to 'Mrs. Petty' amidst marriage speculations

    Nicki Minaj changes Twitter name to 'Mrs. Petty' amidst marriage speculations

    That being said , it sounds like this might just be her favorite ever! Watch Nicki Minaj as she goes live below. Nicki Minaj said, as Joe interjected, " Nicki Minaj you have not been bullied for 12 years straight".
    Restrictions eased in parts of Kashmir; landlines, 2G internet back

    Restrictions eased in parts of Kashmir; landlines, 2G internet back

    Earlier, four Twitter handles run by the ISI or the Pakistan Army were removed for circulating fake news on the Kashmir situation. Pakistan made no immediate comment on the violence. "Now Modi has changed the law by force to stop Kashmir's autonomy", he said.


Most liked

Mobile Galaxy Note 9 receives August 2019 security patch in the US
The displays of these two phones contribute to the fundamental reason for making two different phones in the first place. You can buy Samsung Galaxy Watch at a discounted price of Rs 9,999 (originally priced at Rs 19,999) with Galaxy Note 10.

Trump considers new tax cut to boost United States economy
The Obama administration briefly lowered the tax rate to 4.2 percent in 2011 to 2012 in an effort to boost consumer spending. As the economy improved, the payroll tax cut was allowed to expire and the combined rate returned to 6.2 percent in 2013.

Identity of woman filmed with Prince Andrew at Jeffrey Epstein's house revealed
The main reason for creating trusts to receive estates are to avoid taxes, but Epstein likely had other issues on his mind. The Post further notes Epstein's "fine arts, antiques, collectibles, valuables", has yet to be appraised.

Woods comes up short in Tour Championship bid
Open, The Open, the WGC-HSBC Champions and WGC-Mexico Championship by advancing to the Tour Championship . The final day to earn the eight automatic spots on the Presidents Cup changed nothing for either team.

Spider-Man Will No Longer Be Shared by Marvel and Sony
As Deadline reported exclusively this morning , Far From Home just passed Skyfall to become Sony's all-time top grosser worldwide. The heads of Sony, Tom Rothman and Tony Vinciquerra simply didn't want to share its biggest franchise.

Carnage at Afghan wedding kills scores
Saturday night's devastating attack on a wedding in Afghanistan's capital comes amid huge uncertainty about the country's future. Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the number of fatalities in the blast at a wedding ceremony in Kabul .

Trump phones Modi, stresses need to reduce India-Pakistan 'tensions'
He said India was captured, as Germany had been captured by Nazis, by a fascist, racist Hindu supremacist ideology and leadership. The state and federal governments did not respond to questions about the number of incidents and the level of injuries.

Gibraltar refuses U.S. request to seize Iranian tanker
As reported, Iranian oil tanker, previously called Grace 1, has left Gibraltar , after a month of being unlawfully detained by UK. As of Sunday, it had been renamed the Adrian Darya 1 and had hoisted an Iranian flag.

Rashida Tlaib suggests a boycott of Bill Maher's show
She and Tlaib have close ties with CAIR, the Council of American-Islamic Relations, which is believed to be linked with Hamas. Despite fierce criticism of Tlaib and BDS on the Israeli side, the country's media largely slammed Netanyahu over the affair.

Kimmel, 'Walking Dead' fined for use of emergency tones
AMC's " The Walking Dead " got fined $104,000 for using simulated EAS tones in two scenes in February . The ABC network's late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! has gotten itself into some trouble.

Hong Kong protesters call for boycott of Disney's 'Mulan'
Months of protests by pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have led to repeated clashes with the city's security forces. Liu , in her own post, added in Chinese, "I also support the Hong Kong police", and included heart and strong-arm emojis.

Former Bears running back Cedric Benson reported dead in motorcycle crash
Unfortunately, personal issues and legal troubles caused the Bears to release him after just three seasons. Benson ended his four-year career ranked second on the Longhorns' all-time rushing list with 5,540 yards.

First Human West Nile Virus Case Identified in IL
VDCI uses state of the art technology, calibrated application timing, and least-toxic products to minimize non-target impacts. Use EPA-registered repellent such as those containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus/p-menthane-diol.

U.S. Customs system down nationwide, prompting long lines at JFK, Newark
One traveler commented on Twitter that customs systems appeared to be down at JFK, calling it a #customsapocalypse. A CBP spokeswoman said the systems were running again by early evening on the East Coast.

Record Audiences Get Set to Make the 2017 Grand National the Biggest To Date
For some , it will be a case of asking which horses have been at their most impressive this season that will give them the clues as to which Grand National horses to bet on .