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Kremlin: We’re Open to Trump’s New Nuclear Pact

Russia is open to a suggestion from Donald Trump to create a new nuclear missile pact, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Russia suspended the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) pact Saturday after the U.S. announced its intention to withdraw from it in six months over an alleged violation by the Kremlin. The Cold War pact banned the U.S. and Russia from owning and creating medium-range missiles. But Trump said last week he would like to create a new treaty that includes other countries. “We of course saw the reference in President Trump’s statement to the possibility of a new treaty that could be signed in a beautiful room and that this treaty should also include other countries as its participants,” Ryabkov said Thursday morning. “We look forward to this proposal being made concrete and put on paper or by other means.” He added that the U.S. hadn’t suggested any new terms so far.