Trump Blames Russia as US Pulls Out from INF Treaty
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, signed in 1987, has been a centerpiece of superpower arms control since the Cold War.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Friday it is freeing itself from the constraints of a nuclear arms control treaty with Russia and will begin withdrawing from the pact on Saturday. President Donald Trump blamed the Russians for the demise of the Cold War-era pact, known as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty. “For too long,” Trump said in a written statement issued by the White House, Russia has violated the treaty “with impunity, covertly…