Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

No Movement in Russian Missile Talks: NATO Chief

No Movement in Russian Missile Talks:  NATO Chief

MUNICH (Germany) - Russia gave “no new signals” Friday about saving a landmark Cold War missile control agreement, the head of NATO said, as fears grow of a new arms race in Europe.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Segei Lavrov brought no breakthrough and no indication that Moscow might be willing to back down over a missile system which NATO says breaches the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
The impending collapse of the 1987 agreement -- seen as a cornerstone of global arms control -- has raised doubts about the future of the fight against proliferation.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said more talks between Russia, the US and European nations were urgently needed to save the deal.
The US began pulling out of the INF treaty earlier this month in response to Moscow’s deployment of the 9M729 missile, prompting Russia to announce its own withdrawal.
NATO has been urging Russia to save the treaty by abandoning the missile system, which officials say can hit capital cities throughout Europe as far as London. ...(More on P4)...(10)