According to Washington, the development and tests of a land-based
cruise missile seriously violates the agreement and threatens the
security of the United States and its allies.
U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration had informed Russia
about their concern and said they were ready for bilateral consultations
on this matter.
The United States also said that if Russia failed to continue to obey
the 1987 treaty, the United States could hold consultations with its
allies concerning this matter.