Russia raises concerns over new US ballistic missile test: Report

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a press conference at the US State Department in Washington, DC on December 10, 2019. (File photo: AFP)

Russia’s foreign ministry said on Friday it was alarmed after the United States tested a ground-launched ballistic missile that would have been prohibited under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the RIA news agency reported.

The United States carried out the test on Thursday. Washington formally withdrew from the 1987 INF pact with Russia in August after determining that Moscow was violating the treaty, an accusation the Kremlin has denied.

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