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News, February 1, 2019

The US has terminated a nuclear missile treaty. It was a treaty with Russia. The treaty said: The US and Russia will abolish certain nuclear missiles.
A missile from the USA. It's called "Tomahawk". It can fly up to 2,500 kilometers. (AFP / US NAVY / Wyane Edwards)

Donald Trump is the President of the USA. He said: We are no longer participating in the contract. In 6 months it will be over for good.

Trump thinks: Russia has not adhered to the treaty for a long time. Because Russia has built new missiles. That is why the US no longer has to adhere to the treaty.

The government of Russia sees it differently. She says: The US itself broke the treaty some time ago.

Germany is on the side of the USA in the dispute. The federal government also says: Russia has broken the treaty. But she also says: Both sides must still try to save the treaty. Because the contract is important. Also for security in Europe.

The treaty deals with certain missiles that can drop nuclear bombs.

Which does ______________ mean ...

  • rocket
    A rocket can go up in the sky very quickly. It can carry astronauts or supplies. There are also rockets that carry satellites or bombs. In a war, one country can use it to attack another country.
  • United States
    The USA is also called "United States of America" ​​or America for short. The country is one of the most powerful in the world. The United States is approximately 9.8 million square kilometers in size. They are the third largest state on earth. The USA includes 50 federal states.
  • Russia
    Russia is a very big country. It is one of the most powerful countries in the world. Most of Russia belongs to Asia. The smaller part is in Europe. The capital city of Russia is Moscow.
  • Atomic bomb
    A nuclear bomb is a very destructive bomb. It can destroy an entire city and radiate it for a long time. Countries that have atomic bombs are particularly powerful in world politics. There are atomic bombs in the US, Russia, China, Great Britain, France, India, Pakistan and probably in Israel. Atomic bombs have been around since World War II. At that time, the US dropped 2 nuclear bombs on cities in Japan. It was the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A great many people were killed there.