The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF Treaty for short, called for the United States and the Soviet Union to eliminate all nuclear-armed ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles that could travel between 500 and 5500 Km (approx 310–3400 miles). It also called for them to abandon all methods of maintaining and developing these missiles. This treaty decreased the number of nuclear weapons. It was signed by the Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev on December 8, 1987, and President Ronald Reagan on January 15, 1988.
The United States "inter-agency consensus" formally withdrew from the treaty on August 2, 2019.