Oct 20, 2018 - Politics & Policy

U.S. to pull out of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

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After speaking at a rally in Elko, Nevada, President Trump told reporters that he will pull the United States out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia that was created by the Reagan administration in 1986.

The details: "We're the ones that have stayed in the agreement, and we've honored the agreement, but Russia has not, unfortunately, honored the agreement, so we're going to terminate the agreement," he said. The Trump administration has been planning to pull out, citing Moscow has been violating it since 2014, per The New York Times. The decision to leave is reportedly motivated by the U.S.' ability to counter a Chinese arms buildup in the Pacific.

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