U.S. to withdraw from INF Missile treaty with Russia on February 2

Source : 112 Ukraine

The consultations between the sides, which took place in Geneva, have failed
23:28, 16 January 2019

Radio Liberty

The U.S. will begin the process of withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF treaty), as Reuters reported citing Deputy State Secretary Andrea Thompson.

According to Tompson, the consultations between Russia and the U.S., which took place in Geneva, have failed and could not solve the situation.

Related: UN General Assembly did not uphold Russia’s resolution on preservation of INF Treaty

In October 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed to reporters that he would pull the US out the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), since Russia transgressed it.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed in 1987 by Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary General of Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and President of the USA Ronald Reagan. 

Related: Putin, Trump meet in Paris, discuss INF treaty, Syria and sanctions

The treaty prohibits the sides from manufacturing ballistic and cruise nuclear ground-based missiles with a range from 500 to 5500 km, as well as their testing and deployment. 

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