JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russia hints it may return to overflight treaty if U.S. does” – AP

File Photo of OC-135B Plane Painted For Open Skies Treaty Use, adapted from image at arnold.af.mil

“Russia may consider returning to an international pact allowing surveillance flights … if the United States reverses its exit …. The Open Skies Treaty … allow[ed] … more than three dozen signatories to conduct reconnaissance flights … to collect information about military forces and activities[,] [m]ore than 1,500 flights … since … 2002, aimed at fostering transparency … and helping monitor arms control and other agreements. … Trump pulled out … arguing … Russian violations made it untenable for Washington to remain a party. …”

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