Russia insists it hasn't violated nuclear arms pact

2017-03-10 20:11


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Moscow - Russia is insisting that it has adhered to its obligations under a key nuclear arms treaty, rebuffing US claims to the contrary.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova urged Washington on Friday to offer proof to support its claims that Russia violated the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

General Paul Selva, vice chair of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, has accused Russia of deploying a land-based cruise missile in violation of "the spirit and intent" of the treaty. He said that Moscow's intention is to threaten US facilities in Europe and the Nato alliance.

Zakharova criticised what she described as "unfounded rhetoric" by the US She added that Russia also has seen some US actions as violations of the pact, and called for a constructive review of mutual complaints.

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