Putin threatens to develop nuclear missiles banned by US-Russia treaty

Putin threatens to develop nuclear missiles banned by US-Russia treaty

Putin threatens to develop nuclear missiles banned by US-Russia treatyA defiant Vladimir Putin on Wednesday threatened to develop nuclear missiles banned under a treaty with the United States after Washington gave Moscow a deadline to comply with the key arms control agreement. The latest spike in tensions came a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington would withdraw from a major Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms within 60 days if Russia does not dismantle missiles that the US claims breach the deal.