Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Liz Cheney issued the following statement in response to Secretary Pompeo’s announcement that the U.S., with the support of NATO allies, has given Russia 60 days to come back into compliance with the INF Treaty.
“The statements issued today by both Secretary Pompeo and the NATO Foreign Ministers that Russia is in material breach of the INF Treaty are a clear indication that our European allies have joined with us in recognition of how grave the threat from Russia has become. The Trump Administration deserves tremendous credit for working closely with NATO to deliver a strong, united message that the days of turning a blind eye to Russian violations of international agreements are over. It is now up to Russia to decide over the next 60 days whether it wants to return to full, verifiable compliance, and if not I fully support the Administration’s decision to suspend its obligations under the treaty. I hope my Democratic colleagues who have claimed the Trump Administration is not working with NATO to address Russia’s violation of the INF Treaty will now begin to work constructively with the Administration to secure our nation against the threats posed by Russia.”