Trump and Macron discuss future of INF treaty

Trump and Macron discuss future of INF treaty

French President Emmanuel Macron has pointed to the importance of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty) for European security and stability in a telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in the wake of Washington’s plans to quit it, the Elysee Palace reported.

"The French president noted the importance of this agreement, especially for European security and our strategic stability," the statement reads.

On Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump said that Washington would withdraw from the INF Treaty because Russia was violating the terms of the agreement. At the same time, he did not rule out signing a new agreement on intermediate-range nuclear forces with Moscow and Beijing if Russia and China provided guarantees of halting the development of such weapons, TASS recalls.

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