US ends Reagan-era nuclear missile pact with Russia

  • 04/08/2019
US ends Reagan-era nuclear missile pact with Russia

The United States formally retreated from the long-standing decade of the agreement on medium-range nuclear powers, which prohibited the launch of ground-based medium-range missiles with a distance from 310 to 3,400 miles.

The 1987 Reagan Era Treaty finished since Moscow decided not to crush its newest medium-range cruise missile SSC-8, which, according to Washington, breached INF.

The SSC-8 missile can be equipped with conventional or nuclear explosives.

President Donald Trump stated in February that he would terminate the treaty if Russia did not suspend the missile system. Meanwhile, Trump mentioned that in the case of Russia's disobedience, the United States will move forward in developing their own military response alternatives to the Russian SSC-8.

In a statement on Friday, which affirmed the retreat of the United States, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Russia was fully responsible for terminating the treaty and that US tries to find a compromise are constantly dismissed by the Kremlin.

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