Missile Defense,  Russia

Missile Defense Watch: Russia Tests New ICBM – RS-24


An RS-20 booster blasts off from the launching pad in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in April 2007. Russia has said it has successfully tested a new-generation intercontinental ballistic missile, firing it 6,000 kilometres across the country, news agencies reported. The new RS-24 was designed to replace the RS-18 and RS-20 rockets.

Russia tests a new first strike ICBM Missile, is a known apologist in the United Nations for Iran’s nuclear weapon program and and then wants the United States to abandon portions of its missile defense shield.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has cautioned against turning Europe into a “powder keg”, referring to Washington’s plans to deploy elements of its missile defense system in Europe.

“We consider it harmful and dangerous to turn Europe into a “powder keg” and to fill it with new kinds of weapons,” Putin told a news conference after talks with the Portuguese prime minister in Moscow.

“It creates new unneeded risks for the entire system of international and European relations,” he said.

Are the Russians kidding?

Trust But Verify



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