US to exit Open Skies treaty, allowing nations to perform aerial reconnaissance

US to exit Open Skies treaty, allowing nations to perform aerial reconnaissance

The US has notified its intention to pull out of the 35-nation Open Skies Treaty, the accord that aims to decrease the risk of conflict between countries by allowing Russia and western nations to deploy observation flights over each other’s domain.The administration said Russia had repeatedly violated the pact’s terms, and imagery collected during the flights can be obtained from satellites.

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