Trump Claims Russia Didn't Adhere To Open Skies Arms Control Treaty
President Trump announced that the U.Sᐳ would be pulling out of the Open Skies arms control treaty with Russia because they "didn't adhere" to the agreement. Aired on 5/21/2020.
The United States has announced that it would pull out of the Open Skies treaty which allows member countries to conduct unarmed surveillance flights over 35 participating states.
President Donald Trump said he was withdrawing the US from the treaty as Russia had repeatedly violated its terms.
He said he intended to renegotiate - or get a new deal with Russia - and was interested in getting China on board.
Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports. President Donald Trump claims he has the "total" authority to decide how and when to reopen the economy after weeks of tough social distancing guidelines aimed at fighting the new coronavirus. (April 14) The Trump administration notified international partners Thursday that it's pulling out the Open Skies Treaty because Russia is violating the pact. However, President Donald Trump is leaving the door open for future discussions with Russia. (May 21) President Trump issues new guidelines to open up places of worship.
>> WE’LL TAKE A LOOK. WE’LL TAKE A LOOK. THAT WAS UNRELATED TO THAT. >> [ INAUDIBLE ]. >> RUSSIA AND US HAVE DEVELOPED VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP. AS YOU KNOW, WE WORKED ON THE OIL PROBLEM TOGETHER. I THINK WE HAVE A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH RUSSIA, BUT RUSSIA DIDN’T ADHERE TO THE TREATY SO UNTIL THEY ADHERE, WE’LL PULL OUT. BUT THERE’S A VERY GOOD CHANCE WE’LL MAKE A NEW AGREEMENT OR DO SOMETHING TO PUT THAT AGREEMENT BACK TOGETHER. BUT WHENEVER THERE’S AN AGREEMENT THAT ANOTHER PARTY DOESN’T AGREE TO, WE HAVE MANY OF THOSE AGREEMENTS AROUND THE WORLD WHERE IT’S A TWO-PARTY AGREEMENT BUT THEY DON’T ADHERE TO IT, AND WE DO. WHEN WE HAVE THINGS LIKE THAT, WE PULL OUT ALSO. THAT’S WHY THE ARMS TREATIES, IF YOU LOOK AT THE ARMS TREATIES, WE’RE PROBABLY GOING TO MAKE A DEAL WITH RUSSIA ON ARMS TREATY AND RUSSIA WILL BE MAYBE INCLUDED IN THAT. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS. WHEN WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT, A TREATY AND THE OTHER SIDE DOESN’T ADHERE TO IT, IN MANY CASES, THEY’RE OLD TREATIES, OLD AGREEMENTS, THEN WE PULL OUT ALSO. SO I THINK WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IS WE’RE GOING TO PULL OUT, AND THEY’RE GOING TO COME BACK AND WANT TO MAKE A DEAL. WE’VE HAD A VERY GOOD