White House officials have confirmed that the United States would begin withdrawing from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) with Russia.
US President Donald Trump had earlier made it clear that he intended to withdraw from the INF Treaty, blaming Russian non-compliance. America has provided Russia with a 6 month window to get back to compliance. Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told the BBC, “All [European] allies agree with the United States because Russia has violated the treaty for several years. They are deploying more and more of the new nuclear-capable missiles in Europe.” He also stated that the six-month period the US had given Russia to return to full compliance should be taken advantage of. Russia has denied violating the INF treaty. Russian President Putin said, “Our American partners announced that they are suspending their participation in the treaty, and we are suspending it too. All of our proposals in this sphere, as before, remain on the table, the doors for talks are open.” He added Russia would start developing new missiles. In this video, Defense Updates analyzes what is Dead Hand system and why Russia is activating the dreaded system? Let’s get started.