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The Trump administration announced its intention to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty in May, accusing Russia of violating its conditions. Moscow dismissed the allegations. With the scrapping of Open Skies as far as the US is concerned, the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty is now the last major arms control agreement between Russia and the US.
The White House National Security Council has formally confirmed that the United States is no longer a party to the Open Skies Treaty, announcing the decision on Twitter.
“Today marks six months since the United States submitted our notice of withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies. We are now no longer a party to this treaty that Russia flagrantly violated for years. [President Trump] never ceased to put America first by withdrawing us from outdated treaties and agreements that have benefited our adversaries at the expense of our national security,” National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien was quoted as saying.
(2/2) @POTUS has never ceased to put America first by withdrawing us from outdated treaties and agreements that have benefited our adversaries at the expense of our national security.” –NSA Robert C. O’Brien
— NSC (@WHNSC) November 22, 2020
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