The United States will officially withdraw from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles on August 2. This was informed by Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton.
It is curious that at the same time the head of the White House, in an interview with St. Span, said that Washington and Moscow could still sign a bilateral agreement on arms control.
Recall, the agreement between the USA and the USSR was signed in Washington on December 8, 1987. The document came into force on June 1 of the following year.
Under the agreement fell short-range and medium-range missiles. By June 1991, the parties had fulfilled all the obligations indicated in the document.
Since February 2 of this year, the United States suspended its participation in the Treaty. Moscow also announced its withdrawal from the agreement as a mirror response. The relevant law was signed in early July by Vladimir Putin.
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