Washington announced the leaving of the INF treaty with Russia

Washington announced the leaving of the INF treaty with Russia

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The process of withdrawing Americans from this treaty “will be completed in six months, unless Russia meets its obligations by destroying all its missiles, launchers and equipment that violate the text,” said Donald Trump.

It is an intermediate-range nuclear weapons (INF) treaty signed between the United States and Moscow in the midst of the cold war.
The cold and the hot. A few minutes after announcing their intention to withdraw from a crucial intermediate-range nuclear arms (INF) treaty with Russia, the United States, almost in the wake, explained that they were ready to discuss disarmament with Russia.

Tepid, blown by Mike Pompeo US Secretary of State to Donald Trump, just after the freezing of this desire to withdraw a crucial treaty on intermediate-range nuclear weapons (INF). The on charges against Russia, to have violated this agreement reached during the Cold War.

“Tomorrow the United States will suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty and launch the withdrawal process”, which “will be completed in six months unless Russia meets its obligations by destroying all its missiles, launchers and equipment that violate the text, “said President Donald Trump in a statement.

A decision “fully” supported by NATO

Even before the expected Trump government decision, Russia warned the US against an “extremely irresponsible” withdrawal, saying the treaty was “necessary” in particular for “European security”.

In October, Donald Trump had, for the first time, indicated his intention to withdraw from the INF Treaty, signed between the USSR and Washington in 1987, which abolished the use of land-based missiles with a range of 500 to 5500 km. reason that Moscow did not respect him. Charges denied by Russia as “baseless” and accusing Washington of violating the treaty …

In early December, from Brussels and with the support of NATO, Mike Pompeo gave Russia 60 days, until February 2, to dismantle its new long-range missiles violating the treaty in the eyes of the Americans and the United States. Atlantic Alliance. Otherwise, he had threatened to initiate the six-month withdrawal procedure.

A threat thus carried out, that NATO supports “fully”.

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