Huntsman: INF Treaty situation is test for Russia and U.S.

Huntsman: INF Treaty situation is test for Russia and U.S.

The U.S. ambassador to Moscow, Jon Huntsman, believes that the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) situation is a test for the U.S.-Russia relations.

"After the 60 days elapses, then we’ll evaluate the actions of Russia. This is the first time, I think, that we’ve ever put Russia to the test, and I think it’s a very noteworthy and important moment that we’re witnessing here, because we really are sort of stress testing the trustworthiness of the relationship in a sense," he stressed.

In addition, the diplomat noted that Washington does not see Russia as a reliable partner on INF.

"We in NATO have gone to great lengths to preserve this treaty. However, no one believes, nor is there any reason to believe, that Russia is going to resolve this problem – of its own creation, by the way – and come back into compliance," Huntsman stressed.

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