US confirms withdrawal from nuclear arms treaty with Russia

John Bolton said Russia had been violating treaty for years and rising powers such as China meant there is a ‘new strategic reality’

The US national security adviser, John Bolton, has confirmed that the US will withdrawal from the landmark intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty (INF) after meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin and senior Russian officials.

Speaking in Moscow, Bolton said that Russia had been violating the treaty for years and that rising powers such as China meant that it was a “new strategic reality out there”.

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Source: theguardian