Mat­tis look­ing at ways to bring Rus­sia into com­pli­ance with arms con­trol treaty

Daily Messenger - - International -

BRUS­SELS: U. S. De­fense Sec­re­tary Jim Mat­tis said on Thurs­day he had dis­cussed Rus­sia’s vi­o­la­tion of an arms con­trol treaty with his NATO coun­ter­parts and they were look­ing at how to bring Moscow into com­pli­ance with it.

“We have a firm be­lief now that the Rus­sians have vi­o­lated the INF,” Mat­tis said, speak­ing with re­porters dur­ing a meet­ing of NATO de­fense min­is­ters.

Mat­tis said there was in­creas­ing con­cern about Rus­sia not liv­ing up to the In­ter­me­di­ate- range Nu­clear Forces ( INF) treaty. He said the aim was for Moscow not to walk away from the treaty, but rather come in com­pli­ance with it.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Pakistan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.