Putin: U.S. pushing others into nuclear ambitions
Story Highlights• Putin blasts United States for “almost uncontained” use of force in the world
• Criticism comes during security conference in Germany
• Sen. McCain calls speech most aggressive since Cold War
• Official White House response muted
MUNICH, Germany (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday blamed U.S. policy for inciting other countries to seek nuclear weapons to defend themselves from an “almost uncontained use of military force.”
The stinging attack underscored growing tensions between Washington and Moscow.
“Unilateral, illegitimate actions have not solved a single problem, they have become a hotbed of further conflicts,” Putin said at the Munich Conference on Security Policy, an annual forum attracting senior officials from around the world.