Russia nears arms pact approval, warns on pullout - Yahoo! News
It looks like we were lied to by Obama et al again. The Obama Administration insisted that passing the START Treaty would not impact the US antimissile defense systems.The amendments stipulate that Russia could withdraw if military deployments or even plans by the United States or NATO jeopardize its security.
They highlight lingering rifts over U.S. plans for a European anti-missile shield and Russian concerns over other weapons it fears the United States or NATO could deploy.
A missile system that weakens Russia's nuclear arsenal would "force us to use the article of the treaty that provides for the withdrawal of a state that feels violated in terms of security," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Duma, Interfax reported.