MOSCOW: Following the United States' announcement of withdrawal from a key arms deal with Russia, a source from the Russian Foreign Ministry has said that President Donald Trump's move is the reflection of its dream of a "unipolar world".
"The main motive is the dream of the unipolar world. Will, that come true? No," Sputnik International quoted the source, as saying.
The statement from Russia comes shortly after Trump announced that the US will be pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), a nuclear deal signed between Washington and Moscow during the Cold War.
"We're going to terminate the agreement and we're going to pull out. We'll have to develop those weapons," The Hill quoted Trump, as saying. Trump further claimed that Russia has been violating the treaty and has not adhered to the agreement.
INF was signed in 1986 between former US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev and allows the US to counter Chinese efforts to accumulate arms in the Pacific. It, however, prevents Washington from deploying new weapons in response.