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    • Russia, China seek UN meeting on US missile test

      Russia, China seek UN meeting on US missile test

      Russia and China have asked the United Nations' Security Council to meet on Thursday over "statements by US officials on their plans to develop and deploy medium-range missiles". Moscow and Beijing want to convene the 15-member council under the agenda item "threats to international peace and security", a request obtained by Reuters news agency shows.

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    • US formally withdraws from the INF pact with Russia today

      US formally withdraws from the INF pact with Russia today

      Today the United States is to formally withdraw from the 1987 landmark nuclear missile pact with Russia after determining that Moscow was in violation of the treaty and had no plans to come into compliance with it. Some experts believe the deal’s collapse could undermine other arms control agreements and speed an erosion of the global system designed to block the spread of nuclear arms. 

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    • NATO gives Russia 60 days to comply with INF treaty

      NATO gives Russia 60 days to comply with INF treaty

      Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday warned that the US will suspend its obligations under the Cold-War era nuclear pact, dubbed Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) in the next 60 days, in case Russia doesn't come back into compliance. The 60-day grace period was granted by the US as a concession to European partners who wanted to give Moscow a last chance. 

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    • Russia to target Europe if its hosts US nuclear missiles

      Russia to target Europe if its hosts US nuclear missiles

      Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that Moscow would be forced to target any European country in case it agrees on hosting US nuclear missiles after Washington’s withdrawal from the decades-old arms control treaty. Speaking at a news conference after holding talks with Italian PM Giuseppe Conte in Moscow, Putin also stressed he wanted to discuss US plans to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with US President Donald Trump, when the two leaders meet in Paris on 11 November.

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