Russian military serviceman stands near the Iskander M Missile complex. The US is poised to withdraw from the USSR-USA Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty, which was a basis for international nuclear stability. Photo: EPA

US expected to announce withdrawal from cold war arms treaty as soon as Friday

  • It would follow years of unresolved disputes over Russian compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty
  • US officials also have expressed worry that China, which is not party to the 1987 treaty, is gaining a significant military advantage in Asia by deploying large numbers of missiles
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Russian military serviceman stands near the Iskander M Missile complex. The US is poised to withdraw from the USSR-USA Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty, which was a basis for international nuclear stability. Photo: EPA
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