U.S. set to start withdraw from nuclear treaty with Russia

The United States is now set to start the six-month process of quitting from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

By REUTERS
January 16, 2019 18:21
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump gestures during a joint news conference with Russia’s President Vladimir P

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump gestures during a joint news conference with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, July 2018. (photo credit: KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)

 
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A meeting between Russia and the United States in Geneva failed to resolve long-running accusations that Moscow is violating a Cold War missile treaty, setting the stage for Washington to withdraw from the pact, a US official said on Wednesday.

The United States is set to start the six-month process of quitting from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty on Feb. 2, US Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson told reporters at NATO.

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