“Unfortunately, there are many regional conflicts and their number is only growing. But the balance of strategic forces will help avoid major conflicts,” he warned.
Mr Putin laid out a future Russian nuclear defence strategy that kept the United States from establishing a global monopoly on power.
“This is not only our national objective, but also an obligation before all humanity – to keep a balance of strategic forces and their capabilities,” he said.
“This is very important. After World War II, this balance ensured the absence of global conflicts.
Full article: Vladimir Putin fires off nuclear threat over West’s ‘regime change’ plans for Iran (The Australian)