August 15, 2020
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US prepares to walk out of nuclear treaty with Russia

The United States has decided to walk out of its nuclear treaty with Russia, as the White House has been fully convinced that Moscow has violated the treaty’s obligations.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Treaty was originally signed in the year 1987, just before the collapse of the erstwhile Soviet Union. The treaty aimed to put restrictions on the manufacturing of nuclear weapons was signed by then US president Ronald Regan and then Soviet supremo Mikhail Gorbachev. The Soviet era treaty banned missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 km.

Early this year, the US warned that it would walk out from the treaty if Russia did not respect its obligations.

The US recently informed its NATO partners about the Russian attitude towards the treaty. The NATO partners were convicted.

It is with the blessings of the NATO partners that the US has taken its decision to walk out of its decades-old treaty with Russia, the legitimate successor of the erstwhile Soviet Union.

Meanwhile, some political experts say that it may lead to a serious arms race between the United States and Russia. They add that such an arms race may lead to war.


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