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Russia Accuses U.S. of Trying to ‘Bury’ Key Nuclear Arms Treaty

  • Trump administration demanding China join atomic weapon curbs
  • Russia welcomes Trump plan to pull troops out of Germany

Photographer: Vasily Maximoc/AFP via Getty Images

Russia lashed out at the U.S. for its insistence that China join talks on salvaging a key nuclear arms pact before it expires next February, accusing Washington of seeking a pretext to “bury” the agreement.

But Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova welcomed President Donald Trump’s reported decision to withdraw more than a quarter of U.S. troops from Germany, calling the large military presence a “vestige of the Cold War.”