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US President Ronald Reagan (right) and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev (left) signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in the East Room of the White House, Washington, D.C., USA on 8th December 1987. The treaty required the elimination of all ground-launched nuclear and conventional missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometres by the 1st June 1991. By the deadline the US had destroyed 846 weapons and the Soviet Union 1,846 weapons. In October 2018 US President Donald Trump signalled the US's intent to withdraw from the treaty due to concerns over Russian violations.
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