BEIJING (Reuters) – It is wrong of the United States to unilaterally pull out of a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe, China said on Monday.
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing that China was opposed to the withdrawal.
On Sunday, President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, negotiated by then-president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987.
The pact provided for the elimination of short-range and intermediate-range nuclear and conventional missiles by both countries.
(Reporting by Michael Martina; Writing by Christian Shepherd; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)