Russian senator says possible to make new INF Treaty adding more countries

It will be possible to make a new version of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty if more countries join the document, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s Defense and Security Committee Viktor Bondarev says.

Earlier on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree suspending Moscow’s compliance with the INF Treaty, the Kremlin press service said in a statement. The decree enters into force on the day of signing.

“The current version of the Treaty is long outdated. Over 30 years have passed since it was signed and many other countries have developed the banned types of weapons. I believe that a new version of the Treaty can be made that would involve more countries, which is what Russia suggested earlier,” Bondarev pointed out.