Friday, January 31, 2014

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Violating The 1987 Arms Control Treaty

The 1987 treaty, signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, was seen as a major factor in bringing an end to the Cold War (stock picture)

U.S. Says Russia Tested Missile, Despite Treaty -- New York Times

WASHINGTON — The United States informed its NATO allies this month that Russia had tested a new ground-launched cruise missile, raising concerns about Moscow’s compliance with a landmark arms control accord.

American officials believe Russia began conducting flight tests of the missile as early as 2008. Such tests are prohibited by the treaty banning medium-range missiles that was signed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the Soviet leader at the time, and that has long been viewed as one of the bedrock accords that brought an end to the Cold War.

Beginning in May, Rose Gottemoeller, the State Department’s senior arms control official, has repeatedly raised the missile tests with Russian officials, who have responded that they investigated the matter and consider the case to be closed. But Obama administration officials are not yet ready to formally declare the tests of the missile, which has not been deployed, to be a violation of the 1987 treaty.

Read more ....

More News On U.S. Accusations That Russia Has Violated The 1987 Arms Control Treaty

Russia has tested new ground-launched cruise missile, despite landmark arms control treaty, U.S tells Nato -- Daily Mail
US Alleges Russian Missile Treaty Violation – Report -- RIA Novosti
US says Russia conducted missile test banned by 1987 treaty -- FOX News
Report: US officials say Russia violated treaty -- The Hill
US briefs Nato on Russian 'nuclear treaty breach' -- BBC
Obama mum as Russia violates arms treaty forged by Reagan -- Washington Times

No comments: