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NATO not to place nuclear missiles in Europe, - Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary-General emphasized that Russia should return to the observation of the INF Treaty
13:40, 4 April 2019

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated that the alliance would not place then nuclear missiles and urged Russia to observe the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, as The New York Times reported.

“NATO is not going to deploy the land-based nuclear missiles in Europe,” Stoltenberg reported.

He also noted that NATO will also assume the necessary steps for the provision of reliable and efficient deterrence.

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NATO Secretary-General urged Russia to return to the observation of the INF Treaty from which U.S. President Donald Trump is going to withdraw.

Earlier we reported that the United States’ full withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty would not cause a new Cold War.

Washington said it would withdraw fully from the INF in six months unless Moscow ends what it considers violations of the 1987 pact.

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 Moscow has the right to react to the suspension of the U.S. participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, as the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova said.

Russia accused the U.S. of making out a false excuse to leave the treaty which they want to leave anyway so that they could develop new missiles. Russia has also declined the U.S. demand to destroy the new missile it's been working on, Novator 9M279.

 

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