US Department of State: US leaving arms control treaty with Russia

US Department of State: US leaving arms control treaty with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of a U.S.-Russia arms control treaty (all times local):

8:30 a.m.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the U.S. is pulling out of a treaty with Russia that’s been a centerpiece of arms control since the Cold War.

The American withdrawal had been expected for months. It follows years of unresolved dispute over Russian compliance with the 1987 pact, which bans certain ground-launched cruise missiles.

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