Schallenberg: End of Cold War-Era Missile Pact is Threat to European Security

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: August 3, 2019; 13:36 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austria's Foreign Minister regrets the end of the INF Treaty and calls for the voluntary non-stationing of land-based medium-range missiles in Europe.

Alexander Schallenberg: "Europe must not become the scene of a new arms race." / Picture: © BMEIA Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres / Eugénie Berger / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

"The end of the INF Treaty poses a threat to security in Europe. The INF Treaty was a milestone on the way to ending the Cold War and a necessary step towards fulfilling the nuclear disarmament obligations of the two great powers. The end of the Treaty is a severe setback for the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and for international security", said…