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U.S. Warns Russia It Could ‘Take Out’ Missiles for Treaty Breach

  • Russia is ‘on notice,’ U.S. Ambassador to NATO Hutchison says
  • NATO defense ministers discuss concerns at Brussels meeting
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The U.S. warned that it could resort to strikes against a new class of Russian missile unless Moscow complies with its international commitments to arms reduction.

NATO defense ministers on Wednesday were discussing their concerns that Russia is building a medium-range ballistic missile in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a day after U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison suggested that “countermeasures” may be needed, comments she later tempered on Twitter.