Breitbart reports that Russia may block foreign inspections of their nuclear weapons due to threats and sanctions from the West over their occupation of Crimea, an autonomous republic of Ukraine.
“The unfounded threats towards Russia from the United States and NATO over its policy on Ukraine are seen by us as an unfriendly gesture that allows the declaration of force majeure circumstances,” a high-ranking defense ministry official, who was not named, said in a statement to all Russian news agencies.
It should be noted that Russia agreed to weapons inspections with the West in the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) and Vienna Document between Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). START was signed by Obama and then-President Dmitry Medvedev in 2010 and started in February 2011.
A failure to comply with these inspections could only worsen the tensions in a highly volatile situation.
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