Dmitry Peskov: existence of WTO to be thrown into question if US withdraws

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US President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that the US may withdraw from the World Trade Organization, reported Sputnik.

Speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania Trump accused the organization of unfair treatment towards the country and said that the US “will leave if we have to.”

“We know that they have been screwing us for years and it’s not going to happen again,” Trump said.

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on the issue and said that the existence of WTO would be questioned if President Trump does pull the US out of the WTO.

“There is no doubt that the existence of the strategic global economical organization will be thrown into a big question if the world’s biggest economy withdraws from it, this is obvious … Anyway, this is the United States’ domestic matter,” Peskov said.

Peskov also noted that Russia is a WTO member and would maintain its status as a member “with all the consequences that this implies.”

 


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