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The Wall Street Journal: U.S.-Russia tensions rise after Trump threatens pulling out of 1987 nuclear pact

National security adviser John Bolton, a longtime critic of a landmark nuclear treaty with Russia, is expected to meet with President Vladimir Putin and other top officials in Moscow on Monday, according to U.S. and Russian officials, as tensions rise over what Washington calls the country’s violations of the pact.

President Trump said after a rally in Nevada this weekend that he would pull the U.S. from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which prohibits the use of intermediate- and shorter-range rockets, as well as testing, producing or fielding new ground-based missiles. He raised the prospect of developing a new set of weapons.

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