The United States expressed disappointment at the decision of the Russian Federation about release of the bilateral agreement on plutonium disposition, which leads to the international isolation of the country, said the press Secretary of the White house Josh Ernest.
"This decision fits into the framework of other decisions, which lead to international isolation of Russia ", - He added, noting that such a solution is the policy of Russia in Ukraine and in the Syrian Arab Republic, RIA " Novosti ".
"This message (on the output) disappoints us," said Ernest. He said that North America on its part has always complied with the Treaty, which entered into force in 2011, as they consider priority issues of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and radioactive materials. On the first day of the week Putin signed a decree on suspension of the Treaty with the United States on plutonium disposition due to the unfriendly actions of the US capital. The leadership of the Russian Federation commented that the Russian Federation was unilaterally executed a contract with the U.S. weapon-grade plutonium disposition, but given the current tensions didn't think It possible. Later Putin submitted to the state Duma a draft law on the suspension by Russia of the Treaty with the United States on plutonium disposition. The text is written in the rules return to the agreement. While Rosatom told that the Russian Federation remains committed to its obligations to dispose of 34 tons of plutonium, recognized as excess to defense needs. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Lavrov said that the measure – the signal to Washington about the illegality of communicating with Russia in the language of ultimatums. In 2000, the Russian Federation and the United States agreed to the elimination of excess weapons-grade plutonium in the amount of 34 tons, which would be sufficient for the production of 17 thousand Nuclear bombs.