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Representatives Call Obama Out
By Harold Hutchison

Senior House Republicans, including the Chairmen of the House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, are calling out Barack Obama for his continued push for nuclear arms cuts, even though Obama knew Russia was violating one arms-control treaty.

According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA), Buck McKeon (R-CA), and Mike Rogers (R-MI) sent Obama a letter demanding a response to Russian violations of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, which was ratified in 1987. The treaty prohibits all ground-launched missiles with ranged between 500 and 5,000 kilometers (300 to 3,000 miles).

“We believe it is imperative that Russian officials not be permitted to believe they stand to gain from a material breach of this or any other treaty. To fail to act would only invite further violations by Russia, which would inevitably undermine our national security and that of our NATO allies,” the Republican congressmen wrote, adding, “We note that other countries around the world will be closely watching the U.S. response to any Russian violation. As the United States and other world powers pursue nuclear negotiations with Iran, it is vital that Members of Congress have confidence that the Administration will forcefully confront all violations by Iran when they occur.”