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Pompeo expected to announce U.S. intent to withdraw from INF nuclear treaty

“The INF Treaty continues to serve as a check on some of the most destabilizing types of nuclear weapons that the U.S. and Russia could deploy,” says former senior diplomat Thomas Countryman, now chairman of the board of directors of the Arms Control Association. “Without the treaty, there is a serious risk of a new intermediate-range, ground-based missile arms race in Europe and beyond.”

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Trump administration to suspend nuclear treaty with Russia

“Flipping over the negotiating table and storming out of the room may have worked in real estate, but when you’re dealing with nuclear treaties, the risk of misplaying your hand isn’t a failed business venture — it’s an arms race and possibly nuclear war,” Derek Johnson, executive director of Global Zero, said in a statement.