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U.S. blames Russia due to INF Treaty breakdown

Washington broke the missile agreement with Moscow on August 8
22:00, 2 August 2019

Mike Pompeo and Vladimir Putin
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The United States of America said it is Russia who is to be held liable for termination of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. This was stated by the U.S. press secretary Mike Pompeo on his Twitter page.

According to Pompeo, Russia has been given six months to return to compliance with the Treaty since February 2, 2019.  Russia refused, so the treaty ends today.

“The U.S. will not remain party to a treaty when others violate it. Russia bears sole responsibility,”, the secretary added.

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As it was reported earlier, President of the United States Donald Trump claimed to reporters that he would pull the US out the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). 

"Russia has violated the agreement. They have been violating it for many years,” Trump said after a rally in Elko, Nevada. “We are not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and do weapons and we are not allowed to. We are the ones that have stayed in the agreement and we have honoured the agreement but Russia has not unfortunately honoured the agreement so we are going to terminate the agreement, we are going to pull out,” the US president noted.

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