The US would work on options to “take out” new Russian missiles if they become operational, US Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison stated accusing Russia of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) treaty during an October 2 press briefing.
“Counter measures [by the US] would be to take out the missiles that are in development by Russia in violation of the treaty,” she stated adding that “They are on notice.”
The violations of the INF treaty is one of the flashpoint between Moscow and Washington. The both sides accuse each other of violating the deal.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova described the Bailey Hutchison statement as the “aggressive rhetoric.”
“It seems people who make such statements do not realize the degree of their responsibility and the danger of aggressive rhetoric. Who authorized the lady to make such statements? The American people? Do ordinary people in the United States know that the so-called diplomats paid out of their pocket behave aggressively and destructively?” Zakharova told media.