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Russia will Respond to U.S. Attempts to Encircle it: Putin

Russia will Respond to U.S.  Attempts to Encircle it: Putin

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would react to the Washington’s attempts to encircle Russia with missile defense systems, Russian News Agency Tass reported Wednesday.
“The U.S. missile defense systems will be installed in Eastern Europe, Mediterranean and the northern seas. The systems have already been installed in Alaska, so practically the entire Russian territory will be surrounded by these systems,” said Putin in an interview with American film director Oliver Stone. Putin indicates that this is another major strategic mistake because Russia will respond adequately to all these actions. “It will mean nothing more than another round of arms race,” he declared. The Russian leader also noted that after the United States exited the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABMT) in 2002, Russia was forced to develop its missile strike capabilities in order to maintain the strategic balance of forces in the world. Former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush had requested Moscow support the United States withdrawing from the ABMT, said Putin. He stressed that “there was no reason for these,” although the American side interpreted as alleged threat from Iran. (Xinhua)