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10/31/2018, 12:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump, Putin to discuss INF, Lavrov confirms

United States President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will be discussing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty during their meeting in Paris on Armistice Day, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on Wednesday, according to Tass.

Putin perviously stated that Washington's pullout from the INF means "nothing will remain in area of arms control," warning European countries that if the US places new missiles on their territory, they will face a response, the risk of an "equal counterstrike."

Meanwhile, United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis confirmed over the weekend that the US was currently in discussions with its European allies over its withdrawal from the treaty.

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