US: Russia Violated Nuclear Treaty

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President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, June 17, 2013
President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, June 17, 2013
President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, June 17, 2013

The United States accused Russia of violating a historic nuclear test ban treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile.

U.S officials said President Barack Obama informed Russian President Vladimir Putin in a letter Monday of the United States’ determination that Russia broke the 1987 treaty.

The move was first reported Monday evening by The New York Times.

The U.S. said Russia tested a new ground-launched cruise missile, breaking the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty that President Ronald Reagan signed with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was designed to eliminate ground-launched cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers.

The accusation comes during a time of heightened tension between Washington and Moscow over Russia’s support of separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine and its decision to grant asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

U.S. officials said the Obama administration is willing to hold high-level discussions on the issue and wants assurances that Russia will comply with the treaty requirements going forward.

There was no immediate response from Moscow.

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  1. Ignore the US. Obama is a politically hazardous asteroid that impacted the Earth.

    What is the US stand on Israel's possession of nuclear weapons? Silence. Israel is not signatory to any agreements but it is well known the US provided nuclear weapons to Israel. So why is Obama running off at the mouth about nuclear agreements with Russia? Who do the US representatives and talking heads think they are?

    The US isolated itself from a global economy that is shifting East to vast resources and markets and fleeing the fraud and debt based monetary system of the US. America likes winning teams so what are the citizens doing with Obama an actor, trained by Harry Lennix for 3 years how to act?
    http://www.infowars.com/mancow-muller-obama-is-anhttp://www.infowars.com/actor-lennix-coy-on-claim

    The US is a leader by bad examples. The world is finished with the phony-bologni rhetoric of the US. Follow the money, go with the winning teams, look to the East for market opportunities, and leave Obama's nonsense acting to television viewing for after work maybe with some popcorn and a beer.

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