Trump Pulls Out of Transparency Treaty With Russia and Europe

President Trump has pulled the United States out of a military transparency treaty with both Russia and Europe.

According to The Daily Caller:

The Department of State said Sunday that the U.S. had officially withdrawn from the Open Skies Treaty, which went into effect nearly two decades ago. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo both announced on May 21 that the U.S. intended to exit the agreement, according to The Associated Press.

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“The United States exercised its right pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article XV of the Treaty on Open Skies by providing notice to the Treaty Depositaries and to all States Parties of its decision to withdraw from the Treaty, effective six months from the notification date,” State Department spokesperson Cale Brown said in a statement Sunday.

Pompeo said that the continued U.S. involvement in Open Skies was untenable because of Russia’s continued violations of the treaty in a May statement. He added that the U.S. has consistently lived up to its commitments in the agreements.

“Russia’s implementation and violation of Open Skies, however, has undermined this central confidence-building function of the Treaty — and has, in fact, fueled distrust and threats to our national security — making continued U.S. participation untenable,” Pompeo said.

Democrats have of course stated that this is a violation of domestic law and NATO remained committed to the treaty despite this statement from May: “Russia has for many years imposed flight restrictions inconsistent with the Treaty, including flight limitations over Kaliningrad, and restricting flights in Russia near its border with Georgia.”

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ABUTOM
1 month ago

GREAT

j Hardin
j Hardin
1 month ago
Reply to  ABUTOM

How wonderful, President Trump is taking care of serious business while all the difficulties are going on. Great to have Mr Pompae a long side, too.

DawnieR
DawnieR
1 month ago

Pompeo does NOT have your (or OURS) best interest at heart, Pres Trump. He is an AMERICA-HATING, POS Globalist Swamp Creature!!! WHY has he not been FIRED YET?!?!?!?!

D MAcKAY
D MAcKAY
1 month ago
Reply to  DawnieR

Is that why Pompeo says the Biden team lives in Fantasy world and ther will be a smooth transition into Trumps next 4 years in office?

Donald Pugh Sr
Donald Pugh Sr
1 month ago
Reply to  DawnieR

Perhaps you should take a good long look in the mirror!

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
1 month ago

First of all, does anyone really know what the Open Sky Treaty is and what it is all about; I doubt it very much. This like many other treaties that the US entered into was only adhered to by the US. While we stopped building Nuks both China and Russia just continued along as if they are not required to follow the rules. While we sat around China was hard at work building Nuks to revel our own stockpile. Under President Trump the USA stopped kissing the world’s butt and stood up for America, instead of apologizing for America like the obama socialist Regime did for 8 very long years.

bjk
bjk
1 month ago
Reply to  Tony Winters

Amen!!!!

Erin
Erin
1 month ago
Reply to  Tony Winters

It is so refreshing to hear someone make sense. You are so right, so few really understand the politics behind many Treaties, nor do they care to research the truth. Whether or not anyone likes Trump, he has achieved more for America than many before him, certainly more than Obama and Biden. Thank you for the reasonable assessment. It’s good to know someone has the intelligence to understand.

Truckmant
Truckmant
1 month ago

Trump has done nothing but try and build up and make it like it was before the democrats and some republications started tearing us apart and bringing us down and letting the other country’s run over us

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