Trump to end nuclear treaty with Russia

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United States has said that it will leave the arms control treaty with Russia dating from the cold war that has kept nuclear missiles out of Europe for three decades.

Donald Trump told reporters in Nevada that they are going to terminate the agreement and going to pull out of it. He alleged that Russia had “violated” the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty.

The 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF) banned ground-launch nuclear missiles with ranges from 500km to 5,500km. Signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, it led to nearly 2,700 short- and medium-range missiles being eliminated, and an end to a dangerous standoff between US Pershing and cruise missiles and Soviet SS-20 missiles in Europe.

However, Russia had denied the allegation that it had violated the agreement.

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