Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a two-month deadline for Russia to comply with Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty:
“Russia has intentionally violated the INF by developing, testing, and fielding intermediate range cruise and ballistic missiles. As NATO’s foreign ministers said today, ‘Allies have emphasized that the situation whereby the United States and other parties fully abide by the Treaty and Russia does not, is not sustainable.’ We cannot continue to comply with this treaty while our highly aggressive adversary is violating it. A path to withdrawal is warranted at this juncture, and I support the action taken today.”
Congressman Turner serves as the Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, and a member of the House Intelligence Committee.