News / World by Press Association 21/10/2018, 6:56 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Donald Trump’s national security adviser is to hold two days of talks in Moscow after the US president announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Mr Trump’s announcement that the US would leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, treaty brought sharp criticism from Russian officials and former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, who signed the treaty in 1987 with Ronald Reagan. Mr Trump said Russia has violated terms of the treaty that prohibit the US and Russia from possessing, producing or test-flying ground-launched nuclear cruise missiles with a range of 300 to 3,400 miles. Russia has repeatedly denied allegations that it has produced and tested such a missile. US national security adviser John Bolton and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Tuesday. On Monday, Mr … [Read more...] about Talks due in Moscow after Trump reveals plan to quit nuclear weapons treaty
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A piece of reckless brinkmanship that could spark an arms race between NATO and Russia in Europe, or a hardball negotiating strategy that might push Moscow into keeping its longstanding promises on nuclear weapons?President Donald Trump was widely criticized this weekend when he announced his intention to scrap a landmark nuclear weapons agreement signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987. The deal was designed to keep ground-based nuclear missiles out of Europe.Trump said that Russia has for years been violating the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF.He's not the first president to make this allegation. President Barack Obama said much the same.Many experts agree that Moscow continues to break the rules and flout the pact, but despite that some say ripping up the agreement is a bad idea. These skeptics range from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to Gorbachev himself, with the Nobel laureate telling Russia's Interfax news agency Sunday that … [Read more...] about Gorbachev, experts baffled by U.S. withdrawal from nuclear weapons deal
The U.S. is reportedly planning on leaving a major nuclear weapons treaty with Russia that's been in place for more than 30 years. The New York Times reports National Security Advisor John Bolton planned to share the U.S.'s plans to leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russian officials on his visit to Moscow Saturday. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the treaty in 1987. It prohibits land-based nuclear missiles with ranges from 310 to 3,420 miles. Since 2014, the U.S. has accused Russia of violating the treaty by testing and deploying banned missiles near its borders with former Soviet countries. One motivation for the U.S.'s withdrawal is reportedly China. The country isn't part of the treaty and administration officials have said that gives Beijing an advantage in the pacific. Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.Trending stories at Newsy.com … [Read more...] about US Moves To Leave Nuclear Weapons Treaty With Russia
NORTH Korea says it will never disarm nuclear weapons first without more trust in US. North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong ho told the United Nations on Saturday that continued sanctions on Pyongyang were deepening its mistrust in the United States. "Without any trust in the US there will be no confidence in our national security and under such circumstances there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first," Ri told the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. China and Russia have said the UN Security Council should reward Pyongyang for steps taken after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in June and Kim pledged to work toward denuclearisation. "The perception that sanctions can bring us on our knees is a pipe-dream of the people who are ignorant about us. But the problem is that the continued sanctions are deepening our mistrust," Ri said. However, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the UN Security Council on Thursday: … [Read more...] about North Korea says it will NEVER disarm nuclear weapons without more trust in the USA
UNITED NATIONS -- North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that there is "no way" his nation will never disarm its nuclear weapons first if it can't trust Washington. "Without any trust in the U.S. there will be no confidence in our national security and, under such circumstances, there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first," Ri said. His comments come after President Trump, at the U.N. for four days, lauded the progress of the talks between the two nations. Mr. Trump said that he was in no "hurry," adding that another summit with take place between the two leaders soon, at a location other than Singapore. Ri implored the U.S. to follow up on promise made at the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore between Mr. Trump and Kim Jong Un, and noted that it has been over one year since nuclear tests and rocket test launches have taken place. Ri said that Kim Jong Un had a "firm determination to turn the Korean … [Read more...] about North Korea says “no way” it will disarm nuclear weapons if it can’t trust U.S.