The decision of US President Donald Trump’s administration to suspend and potentially leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty was “premature,” they should have continued negotiating, Michael McFaul, former US ambassador to Russia says.

“I think the Trump administration pulled out prematurely. I think they should have negotiated. And we’re always better off with fewer nuclear weapons in the world than more, so I think it’s just a mistake”, McFaul said when asked about the treaty.

 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that the INF treaty would be one of the key issues he was planning to discuss with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Munich Security Conference.

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