Putin Says Missile Defense and 9/11 Not Linked: ‘An Explanation for the Housewives’

March 12, 2018

CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – In a NBC News interview, Russian President Vladimir Putin ridiculed a suggestion that the U.S. development of ballistic missile defenses should be seen in the context of a post-9/11 strategic posture reevaluation, telling interviewer Megyn Kelly that that was “an explanation for the housewives watching your program.”

Discussing at length one of the biggest irritants in bilateral relations since the turn of the century, Putin dismissed Washington’s consistently-stated assertion that the BMD architecture being rolled out in Europe was designed to protect against missile attack from rogue states like Iran, not against the Russian nuclear arsenal.

Going further, he told Kelly that U.S. officials have privately acknowledged that to be false…

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