Five months later, the United States made another unilateral pullout, announcing it was quitting the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty it had signed with the Soviet Union 30 years ago, alleging Russia had violated the treaty. The INF is an important bilateral treaty and its absence will have far-reaching effects on U.S.-Russia relations, regional security and the development of global nuclear power.
Days later, news leaked form Turkish authority said that Khashoggi had been killed inside the consulate and hinted that the Saudi royal family was behind the murder. The event attracted world concern. Saudi authorities admitted the involvement of officials in the killing but denied its connection with the royal family.