US Nato envoy’s threat to Russia: stop developing missile or we’ll ‘take it out’

How long will it take to walk this back?

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  • Kay Bailey Hutchison seems to raise prospect of strike
  • Washington says cruise missile breaks 1987 INF treaty

The US ambassador to Nato has warned Russia that if it does not halt the development of a new cruise missile in violation of a treaty between the countries, the US will “take out” the missile.

Kay Bailey Hutchison was speaking to reporters about a longstanding issue of contention, a Russian ground-launched cruise missile which Washington says breaks the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

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