US President Donald Trump has said that the country is withdrawing from the open skies Treaty, AFP news agency reports.
Trump said that he has good relations with Russia, but Moscow does not adhere to the open skies Treaty, reports Reuters. The Treaty was signed in 1992 between 34 States and allows unarmed observation flights over member countries.
The media reported that the US decided to withdraw from the Treaty after many months of analyzing the situation. And the main reason is violations by Russia: a ban on observation flights over Moscow, Chechnya, and the Kaliningrad region.
Recall that in August last year, the United States withdrew from The Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles (INF), also accusing Russia of failing to meet the conditions. Washington believes that the Russian Federation violated the Treaty by creating a 9m729 missile.
A year earlier, the US unilaterally withdrew from the deal on the Iranian nuclear program.