February 2019 – EDM 1744

February 2019 – EDM 1744

Thank you to those who have contacted me about the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and EDM 1744.

It is important to note that, for the time being, the INF Treaty remains in force. While that remains the case, I can assure you that my colleagues in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will continue in their efforts to bring back Russia into full and verified compliance.

There is no question that the INF Treaty has played a valuable role in supporting Euro-Atlantic security. The Government is clear that it wishes the Treaty to remain in place. Despite this, the UK shares the concerns of the US at certain new Russian missiles. Russia must respect the obligations of the Treaty in order to safeguard global security.

The UK has a close dialogue with the US at all levels on foreign and security policy questions and will continue to work alongside the US and other Allies on next steps.