US pulls out of INF treaty with Russia
The US is officially withdrawing from the INF treaty with Russia blaming the Kremlin´s violation of the treaty by deploying a new classification cruise missile
The INF Treaty (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty) was originally signed off in 1987 by then US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, following Russia´s declarations of Perestroika (Openness) & Glasnost, prompting reform from within the ruling Communist party the goal was to create a semi-free market system, reflecting successful capitalist practices in the economies of Germany, Japan, and the United States. Unfortunately, these guide economies took time to thrive, and the Russian people found themselves stuck in a worn-out economy, which led to shortages, long queues, strikes and ultimately civil unrest.
The incumbent treaty bans long range missiles i.e. ranges between 500 and 5,500 km however, earlier this year the US and NATO accused Russia of violating the pact by deploying a new type of cruise missile, which Moscow has denied. The US has already said that it has irrefutable evidence, which it has shared with its NATO allies, that Russia deployed a series of 9M729 missiles (NATO Code: SSC-8)