JRL NEWSWATCH: “As U.S. Nuclear Pact Hangs in the Balance, Russia Makes Last-Gasp Bid to Keep It Alive; Russia exhibits missile hardware amid U.S. accusations that it is in violation of a treaty signed in 1987” – Wall Street Journal/ Thomas Grove

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“Russia made a last-ditch effort … to counter U.S. accusations that it was in violation of a Cold War-era nuclear missile treaty, showing foreign diplomats some of a disputed missile’s hardware and divulging its purported capabilities. The U.S. has given Russia until early February to comply with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, threatening to otherwise suspend its obligations under the agreement … prohibit[ing] missiles with ranges of between 310 and 3,400 miles. … Putin has cautioned that a U.S. withdrawal … could spark a new arms race. Talks have all but broken down between Russia and the U.S. over the 9M729 missile …. If Russia and the U.S. remain in gridlock, Washington has said it will likely suspend its obligations under the pact on Feb. 2.”

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