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)
Here are the top stories for Thursday, May 21st: President Trump heads to Michigan Ford plant; Trump expects new Open Skies deal after US quits, Trump attorney Michael Cohen out of prison; Graduates optimistic as they face tight job market. (May 21) 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. Opening and closing the US - US President Donald Trump wants 20 states to reopen as he also announces he's suspending immigration for 60 days. 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.