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Putin Warns U.S. of New Arms Race After Nuclear Deal’s Collapse

  • Russia will deploy new missiles if U.S. does, Putin warns
  • Cold War-era INF treaty ended last week amid recriminations
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir PutinPhotographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
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Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the U.S. to resume nuclear talks to safeguard strategic stability, as he blamed the Trump administration for the collapse of a key missile treaty.

The demise of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty last week has “created fundamental risks for everyone,” Putin said Monday in a Kremlin statement. He urged a return to “common sense” in international security policy, warning that the loss of the accord may spark a new arms race.