Putin warns of arming Iran and others with advanced Russian weapons against the West.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Moscow could arm countries with a view to attacking Western targets.
Mr Putin made the statement while criticising the West’s delivery of long-range weapons to Ukraine.

Several countries including the United States have given Ukraine the green light to strike targets inside Russia.
Such action could lead to “very serious problems”, Mr Putin told foreign reporters.

“If someone thinks it is possible to supply such weapons to a war zone to attack our territory and create problems for us, why don’t we have the right to supply weapons of the same class to regions of the world where there will be strikes on sensitive facilities of those countries?” the Russian president said.

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“That is, the response can be asymmetric. We will think about it.”


“The Russian leader’s remarks came at a meeting with heads of international news agencies on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF):

‘We have no illusions in this regard,’ Putin added, repeating his prior comments that Ukrainian troops might be pulling the trigger but the US and its allies are providing the intelligence and targeting information.

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Russia will respond by boosting air defenses and destroying these missiles, Putin said.

‘Secondly, if someone deems it possible to supply such weapons to the war zone, to strike our territory…why shouldn’t we supply similar weapons to those regions of the world, where they will be used against sensitive sites of these countries?’ the Russian president added…”


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