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IT’S OVER: Trump Administration Suspends Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.01.19

The White House announced Friday its plan to indefinitely suspend the country’s nuclear arms treaty with Russia; ending a Soviet-era pact that sought to limit the nuclear arsenal of both nations.

“The White House announced the decision to stop complying with the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in a statement from President Trump early Friday,” reports The Hill.

“Russia has refused to take any steps to return to real and verifiable compliance over these 60 days,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“The United States will therefore suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty effective Feb. 2, and we will provide Russia and the other treaty parties with formal notice that the United States is withdrawing from the INF Treaty effective in six months pursuant to Article 15 of the treaty,” he continued.

Read the full report here.