Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF)

Signed: 1987

Ratified: 1988

Senate Ratification Vote: 93-5

Destroying Nuclear Weapon Reagan Vision

The Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) was a major milestone in arms control. For the first time in history the U.S. and Soviet Union agreed to eliminate an entire class of nuclear weapons.  The INF required the destruction of both nations’ ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of between 300 and 3,400 miles, their launchers and related support structures.  The treaty included an on-site inspection regime for the European region.  By the spring of 1991, nearly three-thousand intermediate range nuclear warheads from U.S. and Soviet arsenals had been permanently dismantled.

Primary Source: U.S. State Department

Full Text of INF Treaty

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