Washington: The United States officially withdrew from the Open Skies Treaty today, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
He said the decision would have a positive impact on American security.
The decision to withdraw the United States from the Open Skies Treaty came into force today, according to an earlier message. "America is more secure in this regard because Russia is still not fulfilling its obligations," Pompeo said.
On May 21, US President Donald Trump announced Washington's intention to leave the open-air treaty "in violation of the agreement by Russia."