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US suspends major Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia

The decision has the potential to incite a new arms race - not only with Russia, but also with China

NYT 

The Trump administration said on Friday that it was suspending one of the last major nuclear arms control treaties with Russia, following five years of heated conversations over accusations by the United States that Moscow is violating the Reagan-era agreement. The decision has the potential to incite a new arms race — not only with Russia, but also with China, which was never a signatory to the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, widely known as the INF. It also comes as the United States has begun building its first long-range nuclear weapons since 1991, a ...

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First Published: Sun, February 03 2019. 00:30 IST
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