Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Like Russia Could Care Less

From Fox News: The Obama administration has accused Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile and says the U.S. is prepared for immediate high-level dialogue with Moscow over the matter. 
An administration official told Fox News in a statement that the violation "is a very serious matter which we have attempted to address with Russia for some time now." The New York Times first reported the accusation. 
President Obama informed Russian President Vladimir Putin in a letter Monday of the U.S.'  determination that Russia broke the agreement. The official said the U.S. is prepared to engage in "senior-level bilateral dialogue immediately" with Russia with the goal of assuring Washington that Moscow will return to compliance with the treaty.
"The United States is committed to the viability of the I.N.F. Treaty," the official said. "We encourage Russia to return to compliance with its obligations under the Treaty and to eliminate any prohibited items in a verifiable manner."
According to the Times, Russia started testing the missiles as early as 2008, and the Obama administration flagged them as a possible violation at the end of 2011. 
Russian officials have said they looked into the allegations and consider the matter closed. 
Obama's most senior advisors recently unanimously agreed that the tests was a serious violation of the treaty, the Times reported. The State Department will publicly reveal the accusation in an annual report on compliance with arms control agreements Tuesday.
The treaty confrontation comes at a highly strained time between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin over Russia's intervention in Ukraine.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/28/us-accuses-russia-violating-187-missile-treaty/
So, the liberal answer to Russia's supposed violations is.... get this...
To talk about it.
Oh yeah, I am sure Putin is just quaking in his man boots because he has to talk to Obama and his administration.

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