The United States explained the violation of the promise made to Russia under Gorbachev

State Department spokesman Price: US is pursuing an “open door policy” expanding NATO expand NATO eastward. His words are quoted by RIA Novosti.

As Price explained, the White House is pursuing an “open door policy” and “NATO's doors are open.” This is how he responded to a journalist's reminder that Secretary of State James Baker had promised Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990 not to expand NATO “not an inch to the East.”