Russia to boost nuclear strike potential if missile cooperation with NATO fails

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, May 18, 2011.

From RIA Novosti:  Russia will boost its strike nuclear capabilities if NATO refuses to cooperate with Moscow in the European missile defense project, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday.

"I hope that they [NATO] would respond to the questions put forward by President Barack Obama and me, and we will be able to forge a missile defense cooperation model. If we don’t, then we will have to take retaliatory measures… then we will have to force the development of our strike nuclear potential," Medvedev told a news conference with leading Russian journalists at the Skolkovo School of Management.  (photo: Getty)

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