The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia commented on the U.S. state department report on the observance of agreements and obligations in the field of arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament. The assessment of the Russian diplomacy by the American colleagues, published by the Department of Information and Press of the Foreign Ministry.
In particular, the document states for numerous violations of the American party with its obligations, and attempts to take the position of an external observer and evaluator of other countries.
"In the words of the US advocate of strict international law, including international agreements and other multilateral legally binding instruments aimed at strengthening international security. Loudly proclaiming this approach, the US portrayed itself as a "standard" commitment to international law, however, set their own criteria for the implementation of an agreement. Act the United States is emphasized in a peremptory manner, often ignoring or "flexibly adapt" fit your needs the existing practice of resolving issues and solely blame others for "violations" or "compliance with" not bothering with the burden of proof"- said in comments MFA.
The state Department report, published on April 18, according to the Russian diplomats "based on the same flawed logic and has the same disadvantages".
"Along with making unfounded accusations against individual countries, the authors once again attempted to represent the United States itself as a country with impeccable "record" performance of obligations under agreements in the field of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation. This deliberately didactic style of delivery and compilation of facts and speculation became ingrained in the U.S. tradition in summing up the basis for American claims to their "the exclusive right" a judge "guilty" and demand their correction"- says the foreign Ministry.
For its part, Russia "categorically rejects the ways and means resorted to Washington to "to point a finger" in States that are, in his opinion, the violators of contractual obligations". The diplomats state that this behavior is associated with "fear of Washington to be convicted and exposed in launching baseless accusations against other States".
In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs "consider it necessary to draw attention to the unacceptable actions of the USA and undeniable facts" that are designed to contribute to an objective assessment of the real situation in the sphere of arms control. Thus, the document provides for a detailed analysis of the violations of the US Treaty on the elimination of nuclear weapons, the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons limitation of the strategic offensive arms (START Treaty), the Treaty on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), the Treaty on the Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), the Open Skies Treaty (DON), Agreements on the disposition of the excess weapons plutonium ( SOAP), the Convention on the prohibition of the development, production and stockpiling of bacteriological (biological) and toxin weapons and on their destruction (BTWC), the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons (CWC), as well as violations of the Vienna document 2011 on confidence-building measures and security, violations in the sphere of missile defense (NMD). The full text of the MFA website.