Russia releases images show U.S. missile plant violating INF treaty

The Russian Ministry of Defense has released satellite images and videos of Raytheon Corporation’s plant, proving the U.S. was violating INF treaty two years before the Trump administration announced it was withdrawing from the agreement.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced earlier today that the United States began in June 2017 program to expand the production of medium- and short-range missiles prohibited under the INF deal in Raytheon Corporation’s plant, Arizona.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday that the United States had taken a decision on withdrawing from the medium and short-term missile treaty a few years before accusing Moscow of violating the treaty.

Worth to note that the “Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty” was signed between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987, not to manufacture, test or deploy any ballistic, winged or Intermediate-range missiles, and to destroy all missile systems with an average range of 1,000-5500 km and a short range of 500-1000 km.