February 1, 2019 / 2:04 PM / 6 months ago

NATO allies 'fully support' U.S. action on INF treaty

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO allies “fully support” the United States’ pending withdrawal notice from the INF nuclear missile pact over Russia’s actions, a statement by the alliance said.

“The United States is taking this action in response to the significant risks to Euro-Atlantic security posed by Russia’s covert testing, production, and fielding of 9M729 ground-launched cruise missile systems,” it said.

“Allies fully support this action.”

Washington will soon announce plans to suspend compliance with a landmark treaty with Russia, responding to alleged violations by Moscow, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; editing by Philip Blenkinsop

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