INF nuclear treaty: Russia plans new missile systems after pullout

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Russia says it is planning to develop new missile systems after both Russia and the US suspended their involvement in an arms control pact.

  • BBC

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) banned the pair from using short- and medium-range missiles.

The US has long accused Russia of violating the pact, and last week US President Donald Trump announced he would exit it.

Russia followed suit.

The moves have raised concerns about a new arms race.

The INF was signed during the Cold War to ease a crisis in which US and Soviet missiles were placed within range of…

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