NATO discusses Russia missile treaty ‘violations’

SpaceDaily.com reports: “NATO defence ministers have addressed Russia’s ‘violations’ of a key arms control treaty and discussed ways to bring Moscow back into compliance, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday.

Washington claims that Russia has broken with the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, signed during the Cold War, that prohibits the deployment of short- and intermediate-range missiles.

‘We have a firm belief now over several years that the Russians have violated the INF,’ Mattis said.

‘Our effort is to bring Russia back into compliance, it is not to walk away from the treaty.’…”

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