U.S. To Withdraw From “Airspace Open Treaty” May 22 at 8:22
After the end of the Cold War, the Trump administration decided to withdraw from the “Airspace Open Ness Treaty”, which allowed russia and others to monitor reconnaissance aircraft in their airspace, raising renewed concerns that it could lead to an arms race.
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo issued a statement on Sunday, announcing that he would withdraw from the “Airspace OpenNess Treaty” and notify the relevant countries.
The treaty, signed in 1992 after the end of the Cold War, is attended by 34 countries from the United States, Russia and Europe, and mutually acknowledges that reconnaissance aircraft from other countries fly and monitor airspace for disarmament verification.
But the Trump administration has been frustrated that Russia has restricted flights over the border with Georgia.
President Trump said at the White House on Sunday that he would leave the treaty because Russia did not defend it, and stressed that russia was the cause of the withdrawal.
American media, on the other hand, point out that advances in reconnaissance satellites have made it easier to monitor military installations and other facilities.
The United States will officially leave in six months, but if Russia fully abides by the treaty, it will review its decision to leave.
The Trump administration has scrapped the Treaty on the Abolition of Medium-Range Nuclear Missiles and has no prospect of extending it, saying china needs to participate in the new nuclear disarmament treaty, which is due next year.
As for this withdrawal, experts in nuclear disarmament in the United States have raised concerns that it could lead to an arms race.