Mattis has accused Russia of violating the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range

Pentagon chief James Mattis is convinced that NATO needs to ensure Russia’s compliance with key agreements in the field of arms control – Treaty of 1987 on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range. He said this after talks with his counterparts from NATO countries in Brussels on 9 November, reports «Voice of America».

Mattis said that the US and several NATO has evidence that Russia is violating the Treaty by deploying cruise missiles, the defence Ministers of the NATO countries intend to hold talks in an attempt to resolve this issue.

«We firmly believe that within a few years, Russia has violated the Treaty, and we are trying to achieve, so she again complied with,» said us Secretary of defense.

At the end of June 2017 the number of U.S. congressmen-the Republicans made a proposal on the U.S. withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range due to the fact that it does not comply with Russia. In response to Russia said that they would take retaliatory measures because the US withdrawal from the agreement will entail the build-up of arms and the new deployment of missiles in Europe.

On 21 September, speaking at the United Nations, U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson stated that, in violation of the provisions of the Treaty, Russia ignores the security assurances given at the end of the cold war.

Open-ended Contract on the elimination of intermediate-range was signed in Washington on 8 December 1987 by US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It prohibits both sides to deploy ballistic and cruise land-based missiles with nuclear or conventional warheads with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers.




Mattis has accused Russia of violating the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range 10.11.2017

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