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Putin showcases missiles pointed at Florida, Trump is silent

05 March 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States on Thursday (Friday in Manila) accused Moscow of openly breaching Cold War-era treaties by developing what Russian President Vladimir Putin called a new generation of "invincible" hypersonic weapons and submarines.

Stating that they did not want a new Cold War or arms race, Lungescu said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was a defensive alliance, which stood ready to defend all members against any threat.

President Vladimir Putin has revealed a new set of developed weapons to be including devices that are resistant to interceptions from enemies.

During a video demonstration of the new missile, what appeared to be the state of Florida was used in a graphic showing a missile attack.

"This has to go through official channels, not through the press or yelling and hollering in the United States Congress".

Although Putin said his announcement was meant to get the attention of the USA, he also said he was open to talks with Washington.

Putin set a slew of ambitious economic goals, vowing to boost living standards, improve health care and education and build modern infrastructure in a state-of-the-nation address.

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The Kremlin considers sanctions against Russian Federation over the situation in Ukraine that Washington extended for one more year as unlawful, Russia's RIA state news agency quoted the Kremlin spokesman as saying on Saturday.

"Now they need to take account of a new reality and understand that everything I have said today is not a bluff", said Putin, claiming that the nuclear-powered cruise missile was tested previous year and boosts not only a "practically unlimited range" but also advanced maneuverability and speed.

Putin said that arsenal included "invincible" nuclear missiles that have unlimited range and which are capable of evading US missile defense systems.

The warheads hit the US Gulf Coast in the original broadcast, but this was not shown during Putin's address.

Putin's nostalgia about the Soviet system weeks before a March 18 presidential election he is expected to easily win are likely to be welcomed by millions of older Russians who also view the Soviet years nostalgically. The first is a nuclear attack against us.

"Both sides call on the Syrian regime and its Russian and Iranian allies to immediately and fully implement UN Security Council Resolution 2401", Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a written statement.

"US defence capabilities are and will remain second to none, and now because of the new defence budget of $700 billion our military will be far stronger than ever, " Sanders said.

Putin showcases missiles pointed at Florida, Trump is silent