Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Treaty on Open Skies

The U.S. President said he had a good chance of reaching a new agreement.

Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Treaty on Open Skies

U.S. President Donald Trump, in connection with Washington’s intention to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies, announced a good chance to reach a new agreement.

“Russia and I have developed a very good relationship. As you know, we worked together on the problem of [production levels] of oil. I think we have a very good relationship with Russia, but Russia didn’t stick to the [open skies] agreement”, –  Trump told reporters Thursday on the White House lawn before flying to Detroit. – Because they didn’t, we’re getting out [of the deal]. At the same time, this is a very good chance to make a new deal or get the deal back.

The United States is a party to many agreements in the world, he said.

“When we face these things, we also get out [of the agreements]”, –  the U.S. administration chief added.

“We have an agreement, but the other side does not abide by it. There are a lot of cases with [other] treaties that we also get out of”, –  Trump continued. – “What’s happening is that we’re withdrawing from a treaty. But we can go back and make an agreement.”

“We have very good relations with Russia, look at what happened in the oil sector”,  – the president added. According to him, agreements with the participation of Russia and Saudi Arabia within the framework of OPEC+ to reduce oil production allowed to save millions of jobs in the U.S. energy sector.

“Oil is getting stronger now”, –  said the White House head.

“Our relations with Russia are developing very well. <…> They’ve been cooperating with us in recent months, we’re working on the [Treaty on Open Skies]”, –  the president said. – “When you have an agreement and the other side doesn’t respect it, you don’t respect it either. But I think we’re working on something positive.”


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