Obama Sends Putin a Sternly Worded Letter After Russia Violated Landmark Arms Control Treaty
It’s official: we are now undeniably an international punchline. What people used to joke about now has come true — after Putin violated a landmark arms control treaty, Obama responded by literally sending Putin a sternly worded letter. Commence with the face/palms.
The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials, a finding that was conveyed by President Obama to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in a letter on Monday.
It is the most serious allegation of an arms control treaty violation that the Obama administration has leveled against Russia and adds another dispute to a relationship already burdened by tensions over the Kremlin’s support for separatists in Ukraine and its decision to grant asylum to Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor.
Well, Putin must be shaking in his boots now! If he’s not careful, maybe Obama will break out the big guns… a hashtag campaign.