NATO sees no sign of Russian complying with missile pact

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia shows no sign of respecting a major Cold War-era missile treaty, following talks with the Moscow's envoy less than a month before the pact expires

In February, Washington began the 6-month process of withdrawing from the pact, blaming Russia for developing a missile that does not comply with it. The treaty will end unless Russia destroys the missiles by August 2.

The Pentagon says Russia's SSC-8 ground-fired cruise missile falls within that range and could allow Moscow to launch a nuclear strike in Europe with little or no notice.