President Trump Withdraws from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty With Russia…

According to the administration Russia has been violating the terms of the INF treaty with the development of a mobile ground launched intermediate-range nuclear missile system capable of striking targets in Europe.  Russia has denied the claim and National Security Advisor John Bolton will be in Russia on Monday to discuss the issue.

President Trump told media today in Nevada that he would be removing the United States from the agreement based on those violations from Russia.

The INF treaty was one of the centerpieces of nuclear agreements between President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

ELKO, Nev. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States will exit the Cold-War era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons, in a move that is likely to upset Russia.

The INF treaty, negotiated by then-President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and ratified by the U.S. Senate in 1988, required elimination of short-range and intermediate-range nuclear and conventional missiles by both countries.

“Russia has not, unfortunately, honored the agreement so we’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to pull out,” Trump told reporters after a rally in Nevada.  (read more)

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156 Responses to President Trump Withdraws from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty With Russia…

  1. Jamie_NYC says:

    Both sides have been accusing each other of cheating on the agreement for years. The withdrawal is more about China, which was not bound by the treaty and has built up stock of medium-range missiles over the years.

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  2. bill says:

    It is critical to note, we are NOW OFFICIALLY in a 2 Front, Cold War with China and Russia.
    The US better start adding GDP at a 5% annual clip because we are going to need it for the upcoming defense spending outlays!

    Withdraw from the INF treaty follows announcement of China embedding spy ships in motherboards 2.5 weeks ago, VP Pence’s speech at the Hudson Institute 1.5 weeks ago, continued friction with Russia…..This is the 5th or 6th item indicating war in the future (over the past 3 weeks.)

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