Why did Gorbachev sign the INF treaty?

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Why did Gorbachev sign the INF treaty?

  • Nuclear weapons were expensive but didn’t add to Soviet security.
  • Soviet economy would never recover spending on nuclear weapons
  • Believed would win him popularity in the West & make profitable trade deals with west.
  • Reagan persuaded him that the USA has no intention of invading USSR.
  • Believed political/economic measures more effective in guaranteeing Russia’s security than military strength
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