posted on May, 31 2007 @ 07:35 AM
"Our American partners have left the ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) Treaty. We have warned them then that we will come out with a response to maintain
the strategic balance in the world," Putin told a news conference. "We conducted a test of a new strategic ballistic missile with multiple warheads,
and of a new cruise missile, and will continue to improve our resources."
"We are not the initiators of this new round of the arms race," said Putin.
[edit on 31-5-2007 by LuDaCrIs]