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The United States Unexpectedly Pulled Out Of A Large Arms Control Treaty

A Boeing OC-135B aircraft on open sky mission (Image: US Air Force)

News agency Reuters quoted senior officials of the US administration of President Donald Trump, said it would withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty. Based on the terms provided, the official withdrawal from the treaty will take place in 6 months.

Responding to Reuters, U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the withdrawal from the treaty came after six months of review showing that many cases of Russian non-compliance with the 35 countries involved.

"During the assessment process, everything became clear, the US is no longer a party to the Open Skies Treaty." 
a source said, saying that Russia violated the treaty in a way that could threaten against America and its allies.
This is President Trump's latest move to withdraw from a large global treaty. Earlier, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Treaty of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) signed with Russia.

The Open Skies Treaty was proposed by former US President Dwight Eisenhower in 1955. It was signed in 1992 and entered into force in 2002. The treaty allowed the parties to participate in an unarmed surveillance flight. on each other's territory.

This treaty is the largest international effort to date to promote the openness and transparency of armed forces and military operations. Despite this, the parties have repeatedly allegedly violated the treaty.

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