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United States Withdraws from INF Treaty

On August 2, the United States withdrew from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a U.S.-Russian pact limiting deployment of land-based missiles capable of ranges from 500 to 5,500 km. Since 2014, Washington has publicly accused Russia of deploying treaty-noncompliant missiles—the 9M729 (SSC-8)— a claim the Kremlin denies. In a statement on Friday, Secretary of...

US to Suspend INF Treaty Obligations

On February 1, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty, effective February 2, and will leave the Treaty completely six months following if Russia does not return to “full and verifiable compliance” within that period. “Russia has jeopardized the United States’ security interests,...