Trump says U.S. to exit landmark nuclear arms pact, Russia threatens retaliation

Trump says U.S. to exit landmark nuclear arms pact, Russia threatens retaliation

ELKO, Nev/MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, negotiated by then-President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, required…

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Trump plan to quit arms treaty a mistake: Gorbachev

Trump plan to quit arms treaty a mistake: Gorbachev

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, a co-signatory of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, said on Sunday U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to quit the treaty was a mistake, Interfax news agency reported. “Under no circumstances should we tear up old disarmament agreements. … Do they really not understand in Washington what this…

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German foreign minister: U.S. should consider consequences of leaving nuclear treaty

German foreign minister: U.S. should consider consequences of leaving nuclear treaty

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the United States should consider the consequences, both for Europe and for future disarmament efforts, of pulling out of an international treaty aimed at eliminating a class of nuclear weapons. President Donald Trump justified his decision, announced on Saturday, to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces…

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Trump on Twitter (October 19): Mike Pompeo, Texas

Trump on Twitter (October 19): Mike Pompeo, Texas

The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump : – Congressman Andy Biggs is doing a great job for Arizona and our Country! bit.ly/2R1KKS9 [1002 EDT] – When referring to the…

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