Trump Administration Cancels Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration is pulling the plug on the decades-old Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, claiming that Moscow “shamelessly” violated the 1987 agreement that restricts missiles with a range between 500 to 5,500 kilometers. Russia says the US invented that fiction so it could have an excuse to clear the way to develop new missiles. -GEG