U.S. to build up nuclear arsenal to pressure China, Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, Trump stated the U.S. abandons the Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia
09:44, 23 October 2018


The U.S. leader Donald Trump stated America intended to build up its arsenal of nuclear weapons to pressure Russia and China as Reuters reported.

“Speaking to reporters, Trump repeated his contention that Russia was not abiding by the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which he has threatened to abandon,” the news agency reads.

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

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.

Related: US National Security Advisor to visit Russia to negotiate on nuclear treaty and Ukraine

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