US threatens to walk out of the INF treaty

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The U.S. has threatened to withdraw from the INF nuclear weapons treaty if Russia doesn't adhere to the agreement, the Washington Post reports.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF, was signed between the former Soviet Union and the U.S. 30 years ago.

The treaty banned the use of nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with ranges of between 500 and 5,500 kilometers.

The INF Treaty helped to eliminate more than 2,600 missiles and helped to end the Cold War.

The U.S. claims Russia has violated the treaty by developing and deploying a new ground-launched cruise missile.

The U.S. also claims the treaty puts America at a disadvantage with China, which didn't sign the INF Treaty in 1987.

The U.S. has officially given Russia 60 days, starting from Dec. 4, to abide by the treaty, or else it will withdraw from it.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. INF treaty, flag of the former U.S.S.R and the U.S.
2. The treaty bans missiles with a certain range
3. Nuclear missiles being eliminated
4. Ground-launch cruise missile

VOICEOVER (in English):
"The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF, was signed between the former Soviet Union and the U.S. 30 years ago."

"The treaty banned the use of nuclear and non-nuclear missiles with ranges of between 500 and 5,500 kilometers."

"The INF Treaty helped to eliminate more than 2,600 missiles and helped to end the Cold War."

"The U.S. claims Russia has violated the treaty by developing and deploying a new ground-launched cruise missile."

SOURCES: The Guardian, The Washington Post,
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/04/us-inf-russia-nuclear-treaty-deadline
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/trump-administration-gives-russia-60-days-to-comply-with-inf-treaty-or-the-us-will-move-to-withdraw/2018/12/04/64c5bec2-f74a-11e8-8642-c9718a256cbd_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.83afcb6db0ed