Mattis said that NATO is looking for ways to make Russian compliance with the Treaty
Pentagon chief James Mattis said that the defence Ministers of NATO countries are looking for ways to get Russia’s compliance with key agreements in the field of arms control.
The United States insists that Russia violated Agreement on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range by deploying cruise missiles.
“We firmly believe that within a few years, Russia has violated the Treaty, and we are trying to achieve, so she again complied with,” said Mattis
Russia has repeatedly denied these accusations and in turn accused the US of violating the Treaty. Moscow believes that deployed in Poland and Romania, the us Patriot missile system can be used for strikes on its territory.
Mattis added that a number of NATO countries also have evidence that Russia is violating the Treaty, and the Ministers of defence of NATO countries intend to hold talks with Russia in an attempt to resolve this issue.
The agreement was signed in 1987 by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.