"Trump continues the 'America First' agenda declared by him. The INF is more of a vehicle: he wants to show the international community that he will not be obstructed by rules," Bundestag member from the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Karl-Heinz Brunner, who is the SPD spokesman on disarmament policy, said.
The German lawmaker believes that such Trump's policy is shortsighted and the "international treaty regimes must be more binding than the agenda of individual administrations."
He further stressed that the world may "fall back into the world-political Stone Age," as "Trump is now actively destroying an order" that the United States used to guard.
The comment was made after on Saturday Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the INF treaty over the alleged violations of the agreement by Russia.
Over less than two years in the office, Trump has already announced US withdrawal from several important international agreements, most notably the Iran nuclear deal, the Paris climate agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The INF treaty was signed between the Soviet Union and the United States in December 1987 and required the parties to destroy their ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of between 500 and 5,500 kilometers (from 311 to 3,317 miles). The United States and Russia have repeatedly accused each other of violating the treaty.