Lavrov: Obama's remark on Russia-NATO Founding Act incorrect

U.S. President Barack Obama's remark that the 1997 Russia-NATO Founding Act may be amended is not correct politically, as this document was adopted by all members of the Russia-NATO Council and therefore can only be amended collectively, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

U.S. President Barack Obama's remark that the 1997 Russia-NATO Founding Act may be amended is not correct politically, as this document was adopted by all members of the Russia-NATO Council and therefore can only be amended collectively, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"As regards the declaration on the intention to make amendments to the Russia-NATO Founding Act, I venture to remind you that this document was developed by all the countries that make up the Russia-NATO Council, and this document can only be amended collectively," Lavrov said at a press conference following negotiations with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldayev.

"And saying that one country has decided to amend a collective document signed by 28 countries is perhaps not quite correct either in legal or political terms," Lavrov said.

"It is possible to unilaterally withdraw from it, but this will concern only a country that makes such a decision for itself," he added.

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