U.S. says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:24 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue.

"This is a very serious matter which we have attempted to address with Russia for some time now," an administration official said in a statement.

"The United States will, of course, consult with allies on this matter to take into account the impact of this Russian violation on our collective security if Russia does not return to compliance," the official said.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Peter Cooney)