"As he indicated that’s perhaps that can be accomplished, and perhaps not. I hope that’s able to be accomplished", Romney told RIA Novosti, commenting on Trump's statement.
Speaking about the importance of negotiating new arms control agreement, the senator from Utah stressed that "it’s always important to see if we can reduce the threat of nuclear proliferation in the world."
"That’s something which is sadly going in the wrong direction at this point with nations like Russia, not following the agreements previously reached. Fortunately, there is seeing progress in North Korea. We hope to see progress with other nations", he underlined.
In his State of the Union address delivered before the US Congress on Tuesday, President Donald Trump reiterated that the reason he had decided to withdraw from the INF was that Moscow had "repeatedly violated" its terms. Trump did suggest, however, that Washington could negotiate a new arms control agreement "adding China and others."