United States getting off air monitoring agreement - Russian breach of contract as the reason | politics

34 Nations are part of the "Open Skies" - a monitoring programme that suits all members of observation flights in the airspace of the other. The US is a Trump

United States getting off air monitoring agreement - Russian breach of contract as the reason | politics

34 Nations are part of the "Open Skies" - a monitoring programme that suits all members of observation flights in the airspace of the other. The US is a Trump wants to leave the agreement.

The USA want to pull out of the military agreement "Open Skies" for air monitoring. The agreement allows the member States surveillance flights in the airspace of the other. The United States had accused of Russia , to be in breach of the contract.

Update 21. May, 21.10: Meanwhile, has spoken in the USA about the exit. U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the US would inform the contract partner on Friday officially announced the decision. For the case that Russia could return to "full compliance with the contract," return, the retreat again to be reconsidered.

first message from the 21. May, 18.06 PM: Washington - The US wants to pull out of a Treaty between the Nato States and former members of the Warsaw Pact for mutual military air monitoring. This was reported on Thursday from circles of the White house. The agreement for Open skies ("Open Skies") the 34 signatory countries - including the United States and Russia, among other things, several observation flights annually in the airspace of the Contracting partner.

The flights will serve the Federal Ministry of defence, according to the "arms control and confidence-building in difficult security, political times" . All flights are representatives of both the observing and the observed States take part in it.

US government criticized Russia for alleged breach of contract

The US government had criticised the fact that Russia is in breach of the contract, because it will allow, for example, no inspection flights over the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad . According to experts, the Overflights for the U.S. military have lost thanks to state of the art surveillance satellites, in the meantime, is also important. In the U.S. state Department it was said in 2016, the Overflights under the Open Skies Treaty would provide "valuable information, especially for our allies and partners who do not have the same monitoring capabilities as the United States."

The US President* Donald Trump* leave already numerous international agreements , including the nuclear agreement with Iran, the Paris climate agreement, and the INF-Treaty on the prohibition of land-based nuclear medium-range weapons. The latter had been concluded between the United States and the former Soviet Union and for Europe the most important Treaty on nuclear disarmament.

Democrats warn Congress before the exit: "a gift to Putin,"

had warned Leading Democrats in Congress, the government at the end of last year prior to a withdrawal from the agreement. The " would be another gift of the Trump government to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin , " it said in a letter to foreign Minister Mike Pompeo and Minister of defense Mark Esper.

Nato and the States of the former Warsaw Pact agreed in 1992 on the mutual military Surveillance "from Vancouver to Vladivostok". The Treaty came into force in 2002.

dpa

*merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital-editor. Here you can learn all about Donald Trump: for Example the films and the assets of the President.

Updated Date: 21 May 2020, 15:33

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