Pen­tagon ac­cuses Rus­sia of ‘nu­clear sabre-rat­tling’

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Rus­sia could be more will­ing to de­ploy nu­clear weapons to­day than the Soviet Union ever was dur­ing the Cold War, US De­fence Sec­re­tary Ash­ton Carter warned, ac­cus­ing Moscow of “nu­clear sabre-rat­tling”. Mr Carter ex­pressed con­cerns over Rus­sia’s push to over­haul its atomic weapons sys­tems. It “raises se­ri­ous ques­tions about its lead­ers”. He was re­fer­ring to Rus­sian nu­clear ex­er­cises and Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin’s more stri­dent nu­clear rhetoric in re­cent months.

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