Kremlin: Trump's intention to develop new missile 'extremely dangerous'

Kremlin: Trump's intention to develop new missile 'extremely dangerous'
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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday said that the United States' decision to build new missiles is "extremely dangerous."

"This is an extremely dangerous intention ... to get involved in an arms race, building up the corresponding potential of weapons," Peskov said, according to CNN. "I repeat, this will make the world more dangerous."


Trump said Monday that the U.S. would build out its nuclear arsenal now that it has withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia.

Critics of the agreement have argued that the treaty only stops the U.S. from arming itself, not its enemies. 

U.S. officials have said that Russia has repeatedly violated the treaty, which Russia denies.

The treaty's defenders, such as Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoHillicon Valley: Washington preps for Mueller report | Barr to hold Thursday presser | Lawmakers dive into AI ethics | FCC chair moves to block China Mobile | Dem bill targets 'digital divide' | Microsoft denies request for facial recognition tech Dems introduce bill to tackle 'digital divide' Overnight Energy: Collins receives more donations from Texas oil, gas industry than from Maine residents | Interior chief left meetings off schedule | Omar controversy jeopardizes Ocasio-Cortez trip to coal mine MORE (D-Hawaii), argue that it is necessary to stop an arms race and nuclear build up in Russia.

"[Trump] is very much on the [same] page with Putin and his announcement that we're going to withdraw from the INF is yet another, in my view, gift to Putin," Hirono told CNN's "Situation Room" Tuesday night.

Russia has expressed ire with America's move, calling it a form of "blackmail" and "dangerous stance."

The Kremlin has threatened to "restore balance" if the U.S. completes its withdrawal and begins building new weapons.

White House national security adviser John Bolton confirmed to Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday that the U.S. will withdraw from the INF.