The existence of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will be thrown into question if the United States withdraws from it, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday, stressing that it is up to Washington to decide anyway, ONA reports citing Sputnik.
The comment comes after US President Donald Trump threatened to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organisation while addressing a rally in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. According to the president, the organisation "has been screwing" the United States "for years."
"There is no doubt that the existence of the strategic global economical organisation 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.
Russia remains a WTO member "with all the consequences that this implies," Peskov stressed.
On Tuesday, President Trump told a rally in Pittsburgh that Washington did not need the WTO if it fails to address loopholes that favour certain nations.