A SENIOR Russian diplomat has warned Norway it is now on the Kremlin’s list of potential
Cold War tensions between Moscow and Washington erupted last week after Washington revealed plans to station the elite commandos in Norway.
Frants Klintsevitsj, a deputy chairman of Russia’s defence and security committee, gave a furious response to the deployment.
In a chilling threat at the peace-loving Scandinavians, he warned: “This is very dangerous for Norway and Norwegians.”
He continued: “How should we react to this? We have never before had Norway on the list of targets for our strategic weapons. But if this develops, Norway’s population will suffer.
“We need to react against definitive military threats. And we have things to react to, I might as well tell it like it is.”
The plan could see around 300 American special forces deployed at the Vaernes base near Trondheim, which lies around 600 miles from the frontier with Russia.
Earlier this year the US revealed it was deploying equipment to Cold War-era caves in Norway.
The air-conditioned bunkers span much of central Norway and were used in the 1980s to store US equipment during the Cold War.
They are large enough to hold equipment for 15,00 marines and are routinely used as a base for training exercises run in partnership with the Norwegian and US militaries.
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