Putin says Russia will respond in kind if U.S.A quits missile treaty

by Reuters
Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:34 GMT

SOCHI, Russia, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Russia will respond immediately and symmetrically if the United States quits the intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

Moscow is ready to develop new weapons systems, both nuclear and non-nuclear, in response to other countries doing the same, Putin said at a forum with scholars. (reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Christian Lowe)

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