"I hope that if President Trump wants to change the nuclear weapons treaty, he will come to an agreement with Russia. The planet certainly does not need new threats," Ferrari said.
He argued that Trump’s decision to abandon unilaterally the 1987 agreement was "certainly not good news either for Europe or for the whole world."
The European politician suggested this was merely an electoral campaign stunt by Trump, whose Republicans face an uphill battle in November to maintain their grip on the parliament.
"I do not understand this decision by President Trump. I hope it's just an electoral throw in anticipation of the mid-term elections," he said.
Roland Hartwig, the vice-chair of the AfD party's group in the German parliament, echoed Ferrari in that the US decision to end the nuclear treaty did not bode well for world peace.
"Its announced termination by the US sends a clear message to Russia and the world that the era of disarmament is coming to an end," he told Sputnik.
Hartwig said the administration of US President Donald Trump was bent on achieving military superiority and did not want to be bound by a pact that did not include China, its rival in the Western Pacific.
"Military strength and even military superiority over other nations seem to become an integral component of Trump's policy aimed at making the US great again. Against this background the lack of clear and convincing evidence of Russia violating the INF seems to be subordinated," he said.
"Obviously the US is planning to develop new intermediate-range nuclear forces… As a consequence the international stability and disarmament may be seriously damaged by the termination of the INF," he concluded.
The INF Treaty, a major arms control agreement, was signed by former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and then-US President Ronald Reagan back in 1987, when the Cold War between the two nations was still ongoing. The two sides agreed to destroy all cruise or ground-launched ballistic missiles that have ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers (310 and 3,400 miles).
Moscow and Washington decided that the treaty would have an unlimited duration and each side could terminate it by providing compelling evidence substantiating its decision.