- Kremlin Enters War Of Words With Pompeo After Nuke-Capable Bombers Deployed To Venezuela
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed Russia for sending a pair of long-range nuclear capable Tu-160 bombers “halfway around the world” to Venezuela in comments posted to Twitter late Monday. The Kremlin confirmed the jets touched down at Venezuela’s Simon Bolivar International Airport in the capital of Caracas previously that day.
“The Russian and Venezuelan people should see this for what it is: two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer,” Pompeo stated.
The Kremlin, which has described the flights as training exercises and part of Russia’s right to make “regular flights over the international waters,” responded by describing Pompeo’s statement as “an utterly inappropriate comment” and his weighing in as “indeed very undiplomatic,” according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.