U.S.: Russia violated arms treaty

Obama letter to Putin says test of missile barred by ’87 pact

Posted: July 29, 2014 at 3:24 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior U.S. officials, a finding that was conveyed by President Barack Obama to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a letter Monday.

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