A cold-war era arms control deal signed by US and Soviet leaders in 1987 is now dead.
The INF Treaty banned nuclear and non-nuclear, short- and medium-range, land-based missiles. But, after the U.S. formally pulled out of the pact in August, Russia has also suspended its obligations to the treaty. That has raised concerns we may be headed back into another nuclear arms race.
CGTN’s John Gilmore reports.
For more, tonight’s panel includes:
- Thomas Countryman is chair of the Arms Control Association and former U.S. acting undersecretary of state for arms control and international security.
- Dmitry Babich is a journalist and a Russian political analyst.
- Victor Gao is a Chinese international relations expert and commentator.
- Jean-Bernard Cadier is a Washington correspondent for the French Network, BFMTV.
The missiles were previously banned under the now-defunct INF Treaty.
The US announced last month it would deploy previously outlawed missiles in Asia.https://t.co/Op6UTanoTF
— DW News (@dwnews) September 5, 2019
Russia to produce missiles previously banned under INF Treatyhttps://t.co/LnW0XEI9W9
— The Moscow Times (@MoscowTimes) September 6, 2019