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MSNBC 21 May 2020

Trump Claims Russia Didn't Adhere To Open Skies Arms Control Treaty

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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.
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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)
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>> 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

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