Trump Says Washington Plans Quit 1987 Nuclear Arms Pact
According to Reuters.com, "Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, denounced on Friday a U.S. decision to leave an arms control treaty that helped end the Cold War, saying it heralded a new arms race which increased the risk of nuclear conflict."
On December 8th 1987, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty at the White House.
The reason their decision to sign this treaty has yet again been brought up in modern conversation is because President Donald Trump has told the press Washington plans to quit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty they signed.
Reuters reports that President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe. This because Russia was violating the pact...