US withdrawing from nuclear treaty with Russia: Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. will suspend its obligations due to Russia's violations.
1:10 | 12/04/18

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I'm kind of thing again reporting from the State Department one of the key treaties that helped to end the Cold War and reduce nuclear tensions between the US in the Soviet Union. Could be dead within months secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday that the US will suspend its obligations. Under the intermediate range nuclear forces or INF treaty in sixty days after repeated violations by Russia. We at a party a treaty that two parties. Only one of which was complying the its patent agreement that's. That's just self restraint. And it strategically no longer made sense to remain in that position. NATO ally supported the decision bolstering the conclusion that Russia was in violation of the treaty in a joint statement with some arms control experts and Democrats on Capitol Hill criticize the administration. For not trying to negotiate with Russia to bring it back into compliance. The administration says Russia has done nothing but deny its ever violated the treaty and they also point to China which is not a signatory. And warned that that could give the Chinese military advantage over the US. On Conner for union and you're watching ABC news life.

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