Merkel: Germany, like U.S., thinks Russia has violated nuclear arms treaty

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany, like the United States, believes that Russia has breached the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump has said Washington will withdraw from the 1987 INF treaty, this summer unless Moscow ends its alleged violations - an announcement that Merkel said she understood. Russia denies violating the INF treaty.