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US poised to announce withdrawal from nuclear arms treaty

The Trump administration is poised to announce Friday that it is withdrawing from a treaty that has been a centerpiece of superpower arms control since the Cold War and whose demise some analysts worry could fuel a new arms race.

 

An American withdrawal, which has been expected for months, would follow years of unresolved dispute over Russian compliance with the
pact, known as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, treaty. It was the first arms control measure to ban an entire class of weapons: ground-launched cruise missiles with a range between 500 kilometers (310 miles) and 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles). Russia denies that it has been in violation.

 


פרסום ראשון: 02.01.19, 08:23