(Washington Examiner) The United States withdrew from a landmark 1987 nuclear pact with Russia after it found Russia failing to comply with the deal.
The pact, known as the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, bans either the U.S. or Russia from stationing short or intermediate-range missiles in Europe. The U.S. had threatened six months prior to the Friday withdrawal that it would pull out of the INF if Russia didn’t begin to follow the strictures of the treaty.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that Russia’s noncompliance with the deal constitutes a “direct threat” to U.S. interests.
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