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Given that Russia, as a party to the ABM Treaty, has compromised with the United States on its decision to withdraw from the treaty, the question now is how to deal with the aftermath. According to the Hong Kong-based news agency Zhongguo Tongxun She (ZTS), this is a serious question given that the ABM Treaty is linked to more than 30 arms reduction and nuclear nonproliferation treaties, and the US withdrawal from the treaty "has upset the global strategic balance". The following is the text of a special article by ZTS reporter He Chong entitled "United States upholds unilateralism in withdrawing from Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty"
Hong Kong, 19 December: US President George W. Bush was criticized by many countries after announcing his decision to formally withdraw from the US-Soviet Anti-Ballistic Missile [ABM] Treaty. In the eyes of the world, this move on the part of the United States will upset global strategic balance and is detrimental to international arms control. It is an act of the Bush administration in upholding unilateralism.
The strategic core of the ABM Treaty signed between the United States and the former Soviet Union in …