60-Day Ultimatum for Russia to Comply With Nuclear Treaty
Dec 5, 2018 9:37 am
Pompeo said the U.S. government had raised the issue at least 30 times since 2013 with Moscow
The United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum on Tuesday to come clean about what Washington says is a violation of an arms control treaty that keeps missiles out of Europe.
NATO allies led by Germany pressed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a meeting in Brussels to give diplomacy one last chance before Washington pulls out of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, fearing a new arms race in Europe.
In turn, NATO foreign ministers agreed to formally declare Russia in “material breach” of the INF treaty in a statement in support of the United States.
Russia denies undertaking any such development of land-based, intermediate-range Cruise missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads and hitting European cities at short notice.
Putin Says Russia Will Retaliate if U.S. Quits INF Nuclear Missile Treaty.
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