US pulls out of Reagan-era arms treaty, saying Russia 'made no efforts' to comply

Via:  sparty-on  •  4 months ago  •  5 comments

US pulls out of Reagan-era arms treaty, saying Russia 'made no efforts' to comply
“Russia alone is to blame for this situation,” the senior official said. “We have taken every opportunity -- dozens and dozens of opportunities across two administrations – to bring Russia back into compliance.”

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A historic arms-control treaty signed three decades ago by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was scrapped after President Trump decided to withdraw Friday.

The move to scrap the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty comes amid the administration’s assessment that Russia was in “material breach of the treaty” and made no effort to “come back into compliance” with the agreement, a senior White House official said.

This undated file photo provided Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, by Russian Defense Ministry official web site shows a Russian Iskander-K missile launched during a military exercise at a training ground at the Luzhsky Range, near St. Petersburg, Russia. (Associated Press)

Russia was given a six-month period, in accordance with the treaty, as a “final opportunity to come back into compliance” with the agreement, but the government headed by President Vladimir Putin “has made no efforts to do that,” the official added.

The end of the treaty sparks of a new global arms race between the two countries, which possess the world's largest nuclear arsenals.


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Sparty On
1  seeder  Sparty On    4 months ago

The puppet is fighting the puppet master?

How can this be?

1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Sparty On @1    4 months ago
How can this be?

Easy.   Someone with balls has finally gained the office of President.

Unfortunately, what was only glanced over in the article is the fact that Trump had previously indicated that the INF (or something similar) should be accomplished to include China.  2019 is not in anyway similar to the Reagan / Gorbachev era other than the names of the two primary countries involved.

The good part in the article is that European nations essentially support the move.

Sparty On
1.1.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  XDm9mm @1.1    4 months ago

Blows the lefts "Putins Puppet" narrative directly out of the water.

Dumb-asses will still probably rationalize some cockamamie reason or two he's still in bed with Putin.

Inevitably .....

1.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  XDm9mm @1.1    4 months ago

Someone with balls?

His mouth is full right now with Putin's balls and/or Ms. Lindsey's.  

1.2  Tacos!  replied to  Sparty On @1    4 months ago

There's no way around it for people who are bent on this idea that Trump works for Putin. If they make an agreement, Trump is doing what Putin wants. If they dissolve an agreement (as in this case), then Trump is allowing Putin to do whatever he likes. 

Does context matter for any of this? Of course not!


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