US National Security Adviser Bolton starts talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

Source : 112 Ukraine

The U.S. National Security Adviser's visit to Moscow comes after Trump vowed to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
16:14, 22 October 2018

Deutsche Welle

John Bolton, the U.S. National Security Adviser, arrived in Moscow for two days to conduct negotiations with senior Kremlin officials, as Deutsche Welle reports.

“The visit comes after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty,” the news agency reads.

Related: Russia threatens U.S. with military-technical response for withdrawing from nuclear treaty

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.

Related: Russia accuses U.S. of breaking nuclear treaty and creation of "unipolar world"

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.

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