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US officially pulls out of Cold War nuclear missile treaty

The United States is slated to withdraw officially from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty on Friday, August 2, clearing the way for a new arms race with Russia -- and throwing China into the mix.

The treaty -- concluded by then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987 -- limited the Cold War superpowers' medium-range missiles, both conventional and nuclear. France 24 looks back.

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