Trump says US will withdraw from Open Skies Treaty

  21 May 2020    Read: 975
Trump says US will withdraw from Open Skies Treaty

arlier in the day, the New York Times reported, citing a source in the US presidential administration, that Washington plans to inform Moscow on Friday about its intention to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty.

The US "will pull out of the Open Skies Treaty", President Donald Trump said, according to AFP. 

Trump also said, as quoted by Reuters, that he has a good relationship with Russia but Moscow did not adhere to the Open Skies Treaty allowing unarmed surveillance flights over member countries. 

According to the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Russia has not been violating the treaty.


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