all options are on the table, says kay bailey hutchinson. who?

NATO calls on Russia to destroy new missile, warns of response
Robin Emmott, Reuters, Jun 26 2019

BRUSSELS – NATO urged Russia on Tuesday to destroy a new missile before an August deadline and save a treaty that keeps land-based nuclear warheads out of Europe or face a more determined alliance response in the region. NATO defense ministers will discuss on Wednesday their next steps if Moscow keeps the missile system that Pindostan says would allow short-notice nuclear attacks on Europe and break the 1987 INF Treaty. Stoltenberg told a news conference:

We call on Russia to take the responsible path, but we have seen no indication that Russia intends to do so. We will need to respond.

He declined to go into more details. But diplomats said defense ministers will consider more flights over Europe by Pindo warplanes capable of carrying nuclear warheads, more military training and the repositioning of Pindo sea-based missiles. Pindostan and its NATO vassals want Russia to destroy its 9M729/SSC-8 nuclear-capable cruise missile system, which Moscow has so far refused to do. It denies any violations of the INF treaty, accusing Faschingstein of seeking an arms race. Without a deal, the United States has said it will withdraw from the INF treaty on Aug 2, removing constraints on its own ability to develop nuclear-capable, medium-range missiles. The dispute has deepened a fissure in East-West ties that severely deteriorated after Russia’s seizure of Crimea and its involvement in Syria. Russia warned on Monday of a stand-off comparable to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis if the United States were to deploy land-based missile systems near Russia’s borders, but Stoltenberg said there were no such plans. Pindo Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison told reporters that at present, Washington was only considering conventional, not nuclear weapons, in any possible response. she said:

All options are on the table but we are looking at conventional systems, that’s important for our European allies to know.

European allies are also worried about the deployment of Pindo nuclear missiles in Europe, as happened in the 1980s, and being caught up in nuclear competition between Moscow and Faschingstein. The INF treaty, negotiated by Reagan and Gorbachev and ratified by the Pindo Senate, eliminated the medium-range missile arsenals of the world’s two biggest nuclear powers and reduced their ability to launch a nuclear strike at short notice. he treaty bans land-based missiles with a range between 500 km and 5,500km.

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