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US announces withdrawal from key Cold War nuclear arms treaty with Russia

2000America will withdraw from a major nuclear arms treaty with Russia, Donald Trump has announced, removing a cornerstone of Cold War era security and raising fears of a new weapons race.

The Kremlin will formally be notified of America’s departure from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty [INF] on Saturday, with the decision taking effect six months later.

The Trump administration accused Russia of “shamelessly” violating the terms of the agreement, which bans ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with a range of 500 to 5,000 km.

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