The world looks on the brink of a new worldwide conflict following the shocking tit-for-tat move taken by Russia. Its President, Vladimir Putin, announced the Kremin's decision of suspending the INF on Sunday morning, one day after his US counterpart Donald Trump did the same. He said: "Our American partners announced that they are suspending their participation in the treaty, and we are suspending it too.
Moscow reserves the right to a corresponding reactions and response measures following the US’ withdrawal from the INF Treaty
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova
"All of our proposals in this sphere, as before, remain on the table, the doors for talks are open."
The treaty, signed in 1987 by Ronald Reagan and the president of the then-USSR Mikhail Gorbachev, banned all nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with short and medium ranges.
But yesterday Mr Trump's administration said Washington was suspending the treaty for six months.
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