Our home does not exclude its own exit from the new contract for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) but considers it unnecessary case scenario, said Friday in an interview with British TV channel Russia Today Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"If something goes on missile defense unnecessarily, and for all that we do not reach any agreement on our part would be irresponsible not to make proper arrangements in the area of offensive weapons that are the subject of the contract START 2010", — he said.
Ryabkov stressed that "in the future can be anything including output RF of this contract (START) ", but for Moscow, "it would have been unnecessary developments." The deputy minister said that Moscow asked Washington to provide it with legal guarantees of the European missile defense not directed against Russia's strategic potential.
Contract START-3 Treaty was signed in Prague on April 8, 2010 and entered into force on 5 February 2011. The term of his actions — 10 years. In accordance with the provisions of the document, our motherland and the United States should reduce and limit the number of deployed and non-deployed strategic offensive arms agreed aggregate numbers. As part of the contract on strategic offensive arms in a legally binding form of fixed link between strategic offensive and defensive arms (ABM). With the signing of the START-3 Moscow issued a special statement on the ability of the RF output of a contract, if the scale of U.S. missile defense system will create the danger of Russian state interests.