On Thursday, May 21, the White House announced to the allied states that the United States would soon withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies. This is reported by the American media, including AP and Bloomberg. There is no news on the White House website yet. However, the statement of the new U.S. President’s Special Representative for Arms Control Marshall Billingsley is expected in the near future.
The Treaty of Open Skies allows 34 countries to conduct reconnaissance flights over each other’s territory to build confidence and increase transparency.