November 8, 2017
Mattis Briefs NATO Defense Ministers on Russia's Violation of the INF Treaty
By Jens Stoltenberg, NATO
And I'm part of a political generation in Europe which really grew up with the very intense debate related to the deployment of the SS-20s and the Pershing and the cruise missiles after the Dual-Track Decision of NATO in 1979 and we also very much welcomed the INF Treaty which then eliminated all these weapons in Europe. So I think that the INF Treaty is a cornerstone, it's extremely important that it is fully implemented, so we will continue to call on Russia to address the serious concerns in a substantial, transparent and verifiable way because the INF Treaty’s important for all of us.Excerpt from press conference by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, November 8, 2017.