February 6, 2019 #FutureOfDiplomacy

Clinton: Trump’s decision to suspend nuclear treaty with Russia ‘a gift to Putin’


by Quincey Wilson

This article first appeared in The Hill.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night criticized President Trump’s decision to remove the United States from a key arms treaty with Russia, calling it "a gift to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin" to withdraw.

She also suggested that beginning with the Obama administration, "we should have done a better job" communicating that the Russians were cheating on the treaty.

The Trump administration pulled out “without really holding Putin accountable for his cheating on the treaty," Clinton said at an event hosted by Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service. She called for more "public diplomacy" on the issue.

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