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Trump Vows to Quit Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia

Sputnik – 20.10.2018

US President Donald Trump said that he will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, media reported.

Donald Trump claimed that Russia violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with the United States, and that he will pull out of it.

The treaty signed in 1987 by the USSR and the US, stipulated the elimination of nuclear and conventional missiles and their launchers with ranges of 500–1,000 km (310–620 mi) and 1,000–5,500 km (620–3,420 mi).

Commenting on his decision, Donald Trump said that the United States needs to develop this type of military equipment.

“We’ll have to develop those weapons,” the US president said commenting on his announcement.

On Friday, The New York Times reported that the Trump administration was preparing to exit the three-decade-old Cold War-era treaty next week.

Moscow and Washington have repeatedly accused each other of violating the treaty. The previous administration of Former US President Barack Obama however, decided not to leave the treaty.

The previous year, a senior Russian senator warned that Russia may prepare an adequate response to ensure the country’s protection If the United States decides to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Meanwhile, Europe stands for the extension of the Russia-US 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel stated in the previous year that European security could encounter a significant threat should it not be resumed by 2021.

October 20, 2018 - Posted by | Economics, Militarism | ,

3 Comments »

  1. The Lunacy continues…The Military Industrial Complex has no intention of achieving World Peace, and “The President” who is a complete BUFFOON, continues to offend anyone/everyone it so chooses…….

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | October 20, 2018 | Reply

  2. And this is our reality tv show presidency. Get a grip, people.

    Comment by tsisageya | October 23, 2018 | Reply

  3. What is wrong with you?

    Comment by tsisageya | October 23, 2018 | Reply


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