‘Quid pro quo’: US, Russia to abandon nuclear arms treaty

Trump has military presance in 164 countries and has abandoned all major Treaties doe that sound like sabre rattling? (ODT)

Following in the footsteps of the United States, Russia will abandon a centrepiece nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday.

US President Donald Trump accused Moscow of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with “impunity” by deploying banned missiles.

Trump said in a statement that the US will “move forward” with developing its own military response options to Russia’s deployment of banned cruise missiles that could target Western Europe.

Moscow has strongly denied any breaches and accused Washington of making false accusations in order to justify its pullout.

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