NATO Demands Answers On Russia Missiles


NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday demanded Moscow prove it is complying with a landmark Cold War nuclear arms reduction treaty, as concerns grow over a new Russian missile system.

Washington has complained for nearly two years that a ground-launched missile system deployed by Russia breaches the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

NATO defence ministers will discuss the issue at a two-day meeting in Brussels, after the alliance’s July summit declaration said the Russian 9M729 missile system raised “serious concerns”.

Stoltenberg said the 1987 accord signed by US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev remained a “cornerstone of European security”. Read more

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