Officials in Trump’s administration have confirmed that Washington will formally leave the 35-nation surveillance treaty in 6 months.
Trump cited Russia as the reason for withdrawing and alleged that Moscow had violated the agreement. Moscow has denied the allegations and said that Washington’s departure from Open Skies would be a blow to European security.
And as with most things Trump, there’s always a golf-course involved! According to The New York Times, one of the reasons Trump is pulling the plug on Open Skies is because he’s unhappy about a Russian flight over his New Jersey golf resort in 2017.
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