US - Russia nuclear pact to end post failure of talks held in Moscow
The United States has decided to stop complying nuclear pact with Russia. This comes amidst the already mounting issues between US and Russia over the secret pact. Post the last talks held in Moscow to save the pact failed, US came up with the decision to end it effective from this upcoming weekend, a senior U.S. arms control official said on Thursday.
In 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed between US and Russia. The 1987 treaty bans the production, testing, and deployment of land-based cruise and ballistic missiles with a range of 500-5,500 kilometers (310-3,400 miles). Washington has been accusing Russia since a long time now, alleging that a new Russian missile, the Novator 9M729, called the SSC-8 by NATO, violates the pact, which bans either side from stationing short- and intermediate-range, land-based missiles in Europe.
Russia, however, has denied the allegations and also the demand the new missile created and said in reaction to it that the US is using false context against them and that the US intends to remove itself outside the treaty so that the US can develop new missiles.