Pence: Washington ready for INF Treaty dialogue with Moscow
The United States remained open to a dialogue with Russia on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in an address during a meeting of NATO ministers in Washington.
"America remained open to an ongoing dialogue with Russia in the hopes that she could see her way clear to full INF compliance," he said.
The official, at the same time, stressed that Moscow "continues to refuse to dismantle its non-compliant new missile systems." According to Pence, the U.S. had no choice but to provide the requisite six-month written notice to treaty parties of our intention to withdraw under Article XV of the INF Treaty.