Donald trump will be able to withdraw from the INF Treaty
The Committee of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress on the armed forces approved a measure that would allow the President to Donald Trump to withdraw from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range nuclear forces (INF) if Russia violates it.
About this newspaper The Washington Post. Appropriate changes were made to the draft defense budget of the United States in 2018.
Initiated by the Republicans. The measure does not provide any additional defense spending and is symbolic. One of the authors of the amendment, Republican Mike Gallagher called the measure an attempt “to push Russia to respect” the contract about rsmd. Another Republican Michael Turner noted that “you cannot be in agreement with himself”.
Recall that in March the message of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to the Federal Assembly, partly devoted to the rearmament of the Russian army, has not gone unnoticed in the United States. The us state Department accused Moscow of violating the INF Treaty. In response, the Russian Ambassador in Washington Anatoly Antonov recalled the “serious concerns of performance of the contract from the USA”.