Trump Says New Nuclear Deal Should Include Russia, China
U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House that any new treaty to counter the buildup of nuclear missiles should include China. The remarks came after the United States withdrew from a Cold War-era pact with Russia. “We’d certainly want to include China at some point,” Trump told reporters. (AFP)
The United States pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty on Friday, to develop its own new warheads after the Russians refused to destroy their new missiles, which NATO says violate the pact.
U.S. President Donald Trump is expressing optimism a new agreement can be made to replace the historic Cold War pact.
The 1987 INF agreement was signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It eliminated the medium-range missile arsenals of the two countries and went into effect in June of the following year.