Russian President Vladimir Putin warns the U.S. of retaliation if it deploys intermediate range missiles to Europe.
Putin issued the stark warning during a speech from the Kremlin Wednesday saying it will point new hypersonic Zircon missiles at the U.S. if it makes that decision.
He continued by saying he would not be the first leader to deploy missiles.
Putin also mentioned he would aim the hypersonic missiles at “decision-making centers” within American borders.
Though Putin claimed he does not want confrontation with the U.S., he categorized American policy as “destructive” when referring to sanctions targeting Moscow.
According to Putin, the missiles can travel 620 miles and fly nine times faster than the speed of sound.
His remarks come just after President Trump pulled the U.S. from the INF Treaty with Russia.
The U.S. has long speculated the Russians have violated the arms control pact, though Putin has denied the allegations.