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U.S. suspends compliance with INFO treaty, may withdraw in six months - Metro US

U.S. suspends compliance with INFO treaty, may withdraw in six months

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the press before boarding his plane at Mexico City International Airport in Mexico City, Mexico, October 19, 2018. Brendan Smialowski/Pool/via REUTERS
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is suspending its compliance with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia on Saturday and will withdraw from the landmark 1987 arms control accord in six months if Moscow does not end its alleged violation of the pact, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

Russia denies violating the treaty, which bans either side from stationing short- and intermediate-range, land-based missiles in Europe.

(This version of the story was refiled to fix typo in INF)

(Reporting By Makini Brice and Susan Heavey; Writing by Arshad Mohammed)

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