Tag: treaty

U.S. to pull out of Open Skies treaty

WASHINGTON — The United States said on Thursday it would withdraw from the 35-nation Open Skies treaty allowing unarmed surveillance flights over member countries, the Trump administration’s latest move to pull the country out of a major global treaty. The administration said Russia had repeatedly violated the pact’s terms. Senior officials said the pullout would…

Donald Trump tells NRA he’s withdrawing from arms trade treaty

INDIANAPOLIS — With pro-gun legislation largely stalled in Congress, President Donald Trump said Friday he is withdrawing the U.S. from an international agreement on the arms trade, telling the National Rifle Association the treaty is “badly misguided.” Trump made the announcement as he vowed to fight for gun rights and implored members of the nation’s…

Russia suspends nuclear arms treaty after U.S. says to pull out

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday, after the United States said it would withdraw from the arms control pact, accusing Moscow of violations. Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during a meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov…

Canada echoes NATO, blames Russia for U.S. pullout from nuclear treaty

WASHINGTON—The federal Liberal government is blaming Russia for U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a landmark Cold War-era treaty on nuclear weapons. Trump is accusing the Russian government of violating the 30-year-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty “with impunity” by covertly developing and testing a prohibited missile system that threatens U.S. allies and…