United States, Russia, President Putin discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

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News station, KOMO news. With Elisa Jaffe, I'm Tom Glasgow. Jeremy grater at the editor's desk is we take a look at some of the day's top stories are US Coast Guard Lieutenant is being charged for planning a violent terrorist attack. Prosecutors say Christopher Paul Hassan wanted to attack democratic politicians and journalists even had a list of targets that included. House speaker Nancy Pelosi and several other prominent democratic lawmakers has health officials identified a new case from a measles outbreak here in Washington. State lawmakers held a public hearing today on a Bill that would remove the philosophical exemption for any of the newly dozen required school vaccinations. Stern warning from Russia's president today. President bladder MIR Putin threatened to retaliate with new weapons of its own. If the US puts new missiles in Europe, ABC's, Mark Remillard, joins us on the KOMO Newsline. This seems like a rather tense tone between the global superpowers. It is no question who essentially saying to mixed signals saying on one hand he wants friendlier relationships with the US wants to mend ties. But at the same time criticizing the US for the sanctions that we have been acted against Russia and Russian citizens and their banks. And then as well criticizing the US's withdraw of that landmark, Cold War era treaty that address nuclear intermediate range nuclear weapons and saying that he would be willing to engage in nuclear weapons can control talks. But the US must initiate them. If the US decides to apply any land based missiles in Europe that have been barred under the treaty that he would do the same. And point them directly at the US and point them directly at the host country that agrees to do that then comes out and says this isn't a threat if they create those such threats to us, they need to know what will follow. So they will not later accuse us of being overly aggressive or something else. Right. So that would be part of it exactly that posturing, their the the State Department has dismissed it says sabre-rattling and saying that this is propaganda to really distract from the fact that the US says Russia has been violating that landmark tree. And that's why the US withdrew from it. They said that Russia has been violating this thing for years. They've been developing intermediate range missiles, deploying them to places where they're not supposed to. And that's part of the reason that the US has decided to withdraw Russia. Meanwhile, denies that and says that the US was looking for a reason to get out of the treaty backing up this warning though and worth mentioning is the country did essentially debut or show off or discuss a couple of different weapons systems one and nuclear powered underwater drone that Putin says could be part next to aircraft carriers or. Coastlines without being detected. And then a hypersonic missile that supposedly according to Russia can travel nine times the speed of sound and travel a thousand kilometers. And so you have not only this posturing of don't apply any weapons, but we're also developing in modern modernizing our own military. They sound pretty destabilizing because that doesn't take much time for them then to reach their targets. No, absolutely not. And and and they and they wouldn't and the US has also at the same time though, according to Russia, put them in a similar position to the idea that the US may deploy missiles to Europe could mean that missiles could hit the Russian capital in a matter of minutes to again, this hearkens back to the Cuban missile crisis fifty years ago when the US put missiles in Turkey and Soviet Union at the time responded by putting missiles in Cuba. And so you have a very similar situation here, and this is all part of the concern. When President Trump announced that the US would withdraw from this treaty is are we going to be back in this kind of an arms race in this kind of frosty relationship. But you do have both leaders who have signaled a willingness to work together for the US and Russia to have good relationships. But there's a lot of things that stand in the way. President Putin has not criticize President Trump and did not criticize President Trump directly in his discussion or a speech today, which was the Russian state of the nation and we've heard not very much direct criticism from President Trump towards Putin either. Although there have been actions by both countries on lower levels against each other in terms of sanctions and things like that ABC's, Mark Remillard. Thank you. Mark. Thank.

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