6/27, 7:01 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Pentagon: US taking Putin's remarks seriously

The United States is taking Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement Moscow will supply Belarus with its Iskander-M guided missile systems very seriously, the country's Department of Defense (DoD) stated at a press briefing on Monday.

"Certainly, any time anybody uses the word nuclear you have concerns. Quite honestly, it seems pretty irresponsible of a national leader to talk about the employment of nuclear weapons and to do so in a generally cavalier fashion," the department told reporters.

Putin previously confirmed Russia will provide Belarus with the aforementioned systems, adding they "can use both ballistic and cruise missiles both in conventional and nuclear versions."

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