US formally withdraws from nuclear weapons deal with Russia

In a 1987 photo, the presidents of USSR Mikhail Gorbachev (left),and US, Ronald Reagan, sign nuclear

In a 1987 photo, the presidents of USSR Mikhail Gorbachev (left),and US, Ronald Reagan, sign nuclear weapons agreement

  |  Reuters

Americans understand that Russians are violating the pact, signed in 1987. Kremlin denies

The United States formally withdrew on Friday from a historic nuclear missile pact with Russia after ascertain that the Russian government is violating the treaty, something the Kremlin denies.

US President Donald Trump determined that the land terminate membership in the arms control agreement of 1987 (when there was still the Soviet Union), known as the Mid-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, senior officials told reporters.

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