US and Russia pull out of Nuclear Weapons treaty

Russia has followed the US by pulling out of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty that was signed in 1987 in a tit for tat move reminiscent of the Cold War. Donald Trumps government suspended the treaty this week claiming Russia had breached the treaty with its latest cruise missiles and the US Ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, even went as far as to threaten to “take-out” the new weapons. In response Russia president Vladimir Putin said: “Our American partners announced that they are suspending their participation in the treaty, and we are suspending it too” The INF Treaty was signed in 1987 by US President Regean and Soviet […]

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