In a move that is expected to stir more tensions with Russia, the US military has test-launched a ground-based missile defense system that Russian President Vladimir Putin once famously said would “destroy” the strategic balance in the world.
The Israeli premier holds talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow over Iran’s role in Syria as well as Russia’s supply of the S-300 air-defense systems to Damascus, amid tense bilateral ties over the downing of a Russian military aircraft in Syria blamed on Tel Aviv.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the United States against deploying intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe, saying his country will target the US itself and not just the countries where those missiles are stationed.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani will hold a meeting on the sidelines of the Astana trio’s summit on Syria to discuss trade and economic cooperation, Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan said in an interview with TASS.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told his US counterpart Donald Trump in a New Year letter on Sunday that Moscow was ready for dialogue on a “wide-ranging agenda”, the Kremlin said following a series of failed attempts to hold a new summit.
President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would deploy its first regiment of hypersonic nuclear-capable missiles next year, saying the move meant his country now had a new type of strategic weapon.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the United States of raising the risk of nuclear war by threatening to spurn a key arms control treaty and refusing to hold talks about another pact that expires soon.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country can easily develop and deploy land-based intermediate-range missiles if the United States carries out a threat to withdraw from the landmark Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).
US National Security Adviser John Bolton has said that President Donald Trump will not meet Russian President Vladimir Putin “in the foreseeable future” due to Moscow’s seizure of Ukrainian ships and their crews from the Kerch Strait.