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U.S., Russia ready to walk away from arms treaty

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/05/18, 10:03 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened Wednesday to forge ahead with developing missiles that could target Europe if the United States pulls out of a 1987 treaty. In Brussels on Tuesday for a NATO meeting, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Russia was working on a new missile system that violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The weapons could carry out a nuclear strike on Europe with little or no notice. The United States said it will abandon the agreement in 60 days unless Russia changes course. NATO allies concurred that Moscow was not holding up its end of the deal. “It is now up to Russia to avert the end of the treaty,” German government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said Wednesday.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • Allen Johnson
    Posted: Thu, 12/06/2018 01:28 pm

    Nuclear weapons are demonic, the fist of Satan into God's good creation. Destruction of the earth would be the ultimate rebellion against God. To rely on nuclear weaponry to "save us" is the apotheosis of idolotry.
    For nuclear-armed nation (U.S., for example) to demonize another nation (such as Iran or North Korea) for making these devilish instruments is an ultimate hypocrisy.