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US withdraws from nuclear missile treaty, says Russia 'responsible'

Published : Aug 2, 2019, 5:28 pm IST
Updated : Aug 2, 2019, 6:23 pm IST

On Friday US was scheduled to exit the deal after a months-long withdrawal process.

(Photo: Representational/File)
 (Photo: Representational/File)

Moscow: The United States on Friday formally abandoned the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, a statement from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, accusing Moscow of deliberately violating the Cold War-era arms pact.

"The US withdrawal... of the treaty takes effect today," Pompeo said on a visit to Bangkok for a regional summit.

"Russia is solely responsible for the treaty's demise."

Tags: united states, intermediate-range nuclear forces, russia
Location: United States, Washington