Russia Ready to Discuss Inspections With U.S. on Arms Treaty

Vladimir Yermakov (Mikhail Pochuyev / TASS)

Russia is ready to discuss mutual inspections with the United States in order to save the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, RIA news agency cited Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying on Friday.

The United States has accused Russia of flouting the Cold War-era accord and threatened to pull out of it.

Russia categorically rules out inspections being carried out on Russia on a unilateral basis, RIA cited Vladimir Yermakov, a foreign ministry official, as saying. 

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