“The visit comes after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty,” the news agency reads.
According to the message, the U.S. leader stated that the country would “withdraw from the Cold War-era 'Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty' (INF) with Russia.”
Besides, Donald Trump accused Russia of "violating the terms of the treaty".
“The US would go ahead and develop nuclear weapons unless Russia and China signed up to a fresh agreement,” Deutsche Welle reads referring to Trump's speech.
The treaty was signed in 1987 by Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and the then U.S. President Ronald Reagan. The treaty bans the parties from producing nuclear ballistic and cruise missiles of a land-base with a range of 500-5500 m and their testing and deployment.