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US announced decision to withdraw from missile agreement

The agreement was aiming at eliminating the threat of nuclear war, with nearly 2 thousand 700 missiles destroyed in 4 years.

US officials have said that the country has withdrawn from the Mid-Range Nuclear Forces Agreement (INF), which has been the basis of nuclear weapons control since the Cold War.

Russian President Vladimir Putin had gathered the Security Council on the US’s exit from the INF.

INF AGREEMENT

The agreement, signed between US President Ronald Reagan and the leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachov in 1987, foresees the prohibition of medium-range missiles, which can be thrown from the air, with a range between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. The agreement does not cover sea-fired missiles.

Within the scope of the agreement aimed at eliminating the threat of nuclear war, nearly 2 thousand 700 missiles were destroyed in 4 years.

The INF Agreement has been keeping nuclear-armed missiles away from European territory for over 30 years.

Osman SEZER
Email: osman@thelondonpost.co.uk

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