Putin Attacks U.S.
Posted on Feb 10, 2007
The Russian president, normally a close ally of President Bush, used a security summit this week to lash out at American foreign policy, calling the U.S. “very dangerous.” Vladimir Putin added that the United States has “overstepped its borders” and is “nourishing” a nuclear arms race.
Putin upstaged German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose anti-Iran remarks at the conference were much more predictable and far less interesting.
Mr Putin told senior security officials from around the world that nations were “witnessing an almost uncontained hyper use of force in international relations”.
“One state, the United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way,” the Russian president said.
“This is very dangerous. Nobody feels secure anymore because nobody can hide behind international law,” he said, speaking through a translator.
“This is nourishing an arms race with the desire of countries to get nuclear weapons.”