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MOSCOW, June 11. /TASS/. The so-called joint nuclear missions of the US and its NATO allies seriously violate the Non-Proliferation Treaty, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday commenting on the State Department’s latest annual report on arms treaty compliance.
"As we know, Article 1 of the NPT prohibits nuclear states to transfer control over nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices to anyone directly or indirectly," the ministry says.
Russia has repeatedly told the US partners that "the participation of European non-nuclear NATO member-states in the joint nuclear planning and training them to use nuclear weapons, which includes the use of military aircraft, crews, and airfield infrastructure and ground support services of these states contradicts the spirit and letter of the NPT," the statement reads.
However, the US policy "remains unchanged" in this regard, the ministry stresses.
"We believe that there is only one solution to this problem, namely to return all non-strategic US weapons to national territory and prohibit their deployment abroad, to eliminate the respective infrastructure allowing the rapid deployment of these weapons, and also to stop exercises related to training and use of nuclear weapons by armed forces personnel of non-nuclear states," it says.