French officials argue that the administration of U.S. President Donald trump has agreed to hold consultations with NATO partners about its intention to withdraw from the joint agreement on arms control.
On Saturday, the assistants to the President of France Emmanuel Macron said that the decision was taken during a meeting of the President of Donald trump and Macron in Paris, the AP reports.
Adviser on national security trump John Bolton told reporters in Paris Friday that the United States “very closely discuss” with the allies the issue of the contract and is “very optimistic about the General position.”
The US and NATO accuse Russia of violating the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty).
Russia has accused the US of “scrapping” missile Treaty and the desire to create unipolar world.
Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Covenant of concern to many European leaders who believe the contract key after the era of the cold war. Macron warned that if the contract is terminated, Russia will deploy these missiles, they can hit Europe, but not in the USA.
Earlier, the President of the United States Donald trump ordered to prepare a report on the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range nuclear forces (INF) for the U.S. Congress.
The INF Treaty was signed in 1987 and does not allow the US and Russia have ballistic missiles, land-based and cruise missiles with range from 500 up to 5,5 thousand kilometers. The document was signed in 1987. The parties regularly accuse each other of violating its terms.