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Europeans urge Russia to return to arms-control treaty

AP  |  Berlin 

A group of European nations is urging not to abandon a treaty with the

Germany, and the are also calling for new arms control agreements to address the rising power of and other nations.

The US gave notice of its intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty a month ago, citing Russian violations.

The European opened an arms control conference in on Friday urging "to return to complete and verifiable compliance" to save the treaty.

But German says it's also time for broader treaties, as proliferate to such as China, North Korea, and

He says treaties also need to address new technologies, such as drones and cyberattacks.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 16:10 IST