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Miami, FL U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued a statement after the United States today decided to begin the six-month process to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.  All 29 NATO members states today unanimously endorsed the U.S. decision to withdraw from the INF Treaty in response to Russia’s material breach of the agreement.
“As the United States stands shoulder-to-shoulder with our NATO allies, it is clear the world sees Russia’s Putin government—with its longstanding and egregious violations of the INF Treaty—as solely responsible for the agreement’s looming demise,” Rubio said.  “I urge Congress to fully support American and allied efforts to restore strategic balance and deny unlawful military options sought by the Russian government. The INF Treaty served an important role in bringing about the end of the Cold War, but with Russia’s continued violations and China not bound by the agreement, it is clearly in the best interest of the United States to abandon it at this time.”
Previous Rubio actions related to the INF Treaty:
Rubio, Cotton, Johnson Introduce Intermediate-Range Forces Treaty Preservation Act
Rubio Introduces Bill Addressing Russian Arms Control Violations