UNITED NATIONS, December 15. /TASS/. Russia has submitted a draft resolution in support of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty to the UN General Assembly, official spokesman for the Russian Permanent Mission to the UN Fyodor Strzhizhovsky told reporters on Friday.
"US unilateral actions on de facto launching the procedure of 'halting' its participation not envisaged by the Treaty, jeopardize the future of the INF Treaty," Strzhizhovsky said. "In this regard, the Russian Federation submitted to the UN General Assembly on December 14 a draft resolution in support of preserving and observing the INF Treaty that calls on all sides to fulfill their obligations in the framework of this Treaty and resolve issues pertaining to fulfilling the assumed commitments with the help of mechanisms envisaged by the Treaty," he added.
The diplomat noted that "the Russian Federation assigns great importance to preserving the INF Treaty, the cancellation of which may seriously undermine international mechanisms in the sphere of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and sphere of arms control.".