U.S. Prepared Illegal Missile Production Before INF Withdrawal Announcement

Washington began preparations for producing missiles prohibited under the INF treaty two years before accusing Moscow of violating the agreement.

The United States recently announced their withdrawal from the INF Treaty – Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The announcement came after the U.S. accused Russia of violating the agreement.

The Russian Ministry of Defense has just released photos of a missile-production facility that aim to develop weapons that were prohibited by the INF deal. The plant is being constructed by Raytheon, a leading missile and weapons manufacturer in the U.S.

The image dates back to Dec 3, 2018 showing the outline of the missile-production factory. The Russian Ministry stated the complex contains three acting production units and one that is still under construction, with a test area, electric station, and semi-underground storage facilities.

In the last two years, the factory area increased by 44 percent. The ministry went on to say, “The plant is the largest multidisciplinary enterprise of the us missile and space area, producing virtually all types of missile weapons, including cruise missiles of medium and smaller range.”