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U.S. conducts first ground-launched cruise missile test after INF treaty exit
Updated: 2019-08-20 07:15:18 KST
The U.S. has conducted the first test of a ground-launched cruise missile since its exit from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty earlier this month.
The Pentagon said on Monday that the test missile was launched from San Nicolas Island in California on Sunday local timeand accurately hit its target after more than 500 kilometers of flight.
The missile test would've been in violation of the INF treaty, but Washington withdrew from the 1987 agreement with Moscow earlier this month.
Exiting the treaty, the U.S. accused Russia of violating the pact, which the Kremlin has denied.
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