Putin said in response to claims Russian Federation interfered in the election, according to RT. And while Putin has described Trump in favorable terms, observers say Russia's interest is centered around winning relief from crippling sanctions implemented under the Obama administration. He also cast the modernization of Russia's nuclear arsenal as a necessary response to a US missile defense system.
Trump appears to be considering using the US nuclear capability to overwhelm North Korea and other countries developing nuclear arms. Tweeting, "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes". The only area it can be argued there is an "arms race" is in the area of ballistic missile defence where both countries have kept building better interceptors as well as weapons created to avoid the same.
Trump's apparent policy contradicts decades of US policy regarding nuclear proliferation and the country's global commitments. The Chinese have been rebuilding their nuclear capability. "We will never spend resources on an arms race that we can't afford".
"I think we need somebody absolutely that we can trust, who is totally responsible, who really knows what he or she is doing".
However, Trump told the hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe on Friday that there should be an "arms race".
Now that Trump is the president-elect, that fact will have been forgotten, by you, if you are one of them, and very easily accept the fact that Trump has been cozy with Putin for years.
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The modernization plan has come under criticism from opponents of nuclearization, who warn it may prompt a new arms race with Russian Federation and China. Every Republican, including you, that is if you are one of them, would have been screaming "TREASON!"
Later, Sean Spicer, the incoming White House press secretary, struggled to push back against the idea that his boss was blithely inviting nuclear proliferation. "He is going to match other countries and take action". They're not going to wait around.
Trump's transition team described the text as an unofficial translation.
"Serious global and regional challenges, which our countries have to face in recent years, show that the relations between Russian Federation and the USA remain an important factor in ensuring stability and security of the modern world", Putin wrote to the President-elect.
Trump's office released the letter, dated December 15, in which Putin said he hopes to work with the new US president in a "constructive and pragmatic manner" in order to "restore the framework of bilateral cooperation in different areas". In a statement released on Friday, Trump thanked Putin for the Christmas greeting and said the thoughts expressed in the letter are "so correct", Efe reported.