US formally withdraws from INF Treaty with Russia

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Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 10:38 GMT

FILE PHOTO: A component of SSC-8/9M729 cruise missile system is on display during a news briefing, organized by Russian defence and foreign ministries, at Patriot Expocentre near Moscow, Russia January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

FILE PHOTO: A component of SSC-8/9M729 cruise missile system is on display during a news briefing, organized by Russian defence and foreign ministries, at Patriot Expocentre near Moscow, Russia January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


WASHINGTON - 2 Aug 2019: The US formally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, Alhurra news channel reported in breaking news on Friday.

“The United States will not remain party to a treaty that is deliberately violated by Russia,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

Earlier this year, US President Donald Trump's administration announced its intention to withdraw from the agreement, accusing Moscow of repeatedly violating its terms, a charge that was denied by Russia.

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