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Russian TV lists nuclear strike targets in US as Putin warns of action

Feb 27, 2019
MOSCOW: Russian State TV has listed targets in the US for nuclear strike and claimed that its new hypersonic missile technology could hit them in less than five minutes in case US deploys missiles in Europe.

The targets included the Pentagon and Camp David. The TV report follows Russian President Vladimir Putin's warning against the reported US move to deploy intermediate-range missiles in Europe. It said Moscow will target other US decision-making centres too.

The TV listed Pentagon, Camp David, Fort Ritchie (Maryland), McClellan (California) and Jim Creek (Washington State). The TV presenter showed a map of the United States and identified several targets.

As a Cold War-era arms control treaty is falling apart, Putin has said Russia would be forced to respond by placing hypersonic nuclear missiles on submarines near American shores.

However, the United States says it has no immediate plans to deploy such missiles in Europe and that even it does not have ground-based intermediate-range nuclear missiles to position in Europe.

But, the decision to quit the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty gives the US the leverage to deploy the missiles.

“Every time Putin issues these bombastic threats and touts his new doomsday devices, he should know he only deepens NATO’s resolve to work together to ensure our collective security,” Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, said.

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