US Would Destroy Banned Russian Warheads if Necessary, Says NATO Envoy

Kay Bailey Hutchison

(From Reuters)

Russia must halt its covert development of a banned cruise missile system or the United States will seek to destroy it before it becomes operational, Washington’s envoy to NATO [Kay Bailey Hutchison] said on Tuesday.

The United States believes Russia is developing a ground-launched system in breach of a Cold War treaty that could allow Russia to launch a nuclear strike on Europe at short notice, but Moscow has consistently denied any such violation.

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