Why US, Russia pulling out of INF Treaty raises fears of accidental nuclear war

February 9, 2019   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: ,

Following in the footsteps of the U.S., Russia will abandon a centerpiece nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday.

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Moscow on Friday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with “impunity” by deploying banned missiles. Trump said in a statement that the U.S. will “move forward” with developing its own military response options to Russia’s deployment of banned cruise missiles that could target Western Europe.

Moscow has strongly denied any breaches and accused Washington of making false accusations in order to justify its pullout.

The collapse of the INF Treaty has raised fears of a repeat of a Cold War showdown in the 1980s, when the U.S. and the Soviet Union both deployed intermediate-range missiles on the continent. Such weapons were seen as particularly destabilizing as they only take a few minutes to reach their targets, leaving no time for decision-makers and raising the likelihood of a global nuclear conflict over a false launch warning.

SOURCE: https://www.theindependent.com/news/national/why-us-russia-pulling-out-of-inf-treaty-raises-fears/article_5f900369-41d6-5236-be3a-687db5e8c1c4.html

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8 Responses to “Why US, Russia pulling out of INF Treaty raises fears of accidental nuclear war”

    • Johnny Justice

      God raised Trump and Trump will protect America? Trump is a wicked man who does not tell the truth. However, Trump like others is a pawn in Gods plan for America. Trump is not capable of protecting America. Only God can do that. True believers understand that concept. By the way, America has turned its back on the lord and have become very corrupt and arrogant about it. According to the Bible I read, it does not appear God is pleased with that and at some point the great “I AM” is going to show this country who is really in charge. I believe it was Daniel (4:16; 4:37) who provided this reminder. This is the reality of where we are.

      • Sharon Carmichael

        I don’t believe that is what Rev. Matthew was implying. I think his capitalized HE was referring to God Almighty, as no man can save another. And I do believe God put Trump in place to fulfill his purpose for America. He’s not a perfect man, but neither were ANY of the other candidates. Hillary Clinton has more corruption in her than Trump could ever do. And if you don’t believe God put Trump in office, please re-read your Bible. specifically Romans 13:1. Blessings!