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Trump plans to scrap Cold War-era nuclear arms treaty with Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and US President Donald Trump attend a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. © AFP

The United States has said that it is going to withdraw from the decades-old Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

The agreement was signed by President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, in 1987. Washington accuses Moscow of violating the agreement. Trump’s decision has sparked fears of a new global nuclear arms race. The news has been widely discussed by international media.

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