Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Adopted

1987

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with the Soviet Union is signed in Washington. The Arms Reduction and Control Negotiations in Geneva that resulted in the treaty were closely watched by a bipartisan group of senators, known as the Senate Arms Control Observer Group. Although the observer group does not participate in the talks, it provides an important link between the Senate and the negotiators that leads to easy approval by the full Senate.