Russian diplomat castigates Trump's remarks about potential WTO pullout
Statements by US President Donald Trump on Washington’s possible withdrawal from the World Trade Organization (WTO) are irresponsible and may impact the quality of life for people throughout the world, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday, TASS reports.
She was speaking at the Eurasia Global international youth forum.
The Russian diplomat recalled that many countries over the decades had reformed their economies to meet the WTO’s criteria. Furthermore, the fates of individuals hinge on each economy, she stressed.
"How can someone act so recklessly like using a mere counting frame - or not even a counting frame but some sticks from primitive tribes - in order to decide the destinies of the world with it? It’s unacceptable," Zakharova said, excoriating the White House occupant’s remarks.