The announcement, made in Mr. Putin’s annual address to Parliament, underscored the Kremlin’s anger at the United States for proposing a new missile defense system in Europe, which the Bush administration insists is meant to counter potential threats from North Korea and Iran.
Mr. Putin suggested that Russia would use its future compliance with the treaty as a bargaining point in that disagreement with the United States.
Then there is the kicker from Russia expert and SecState Rice.
These are treaty obligations, and everyone is expected to live up to treaty obligations.
Umm…like the anti-ballistic missile treaty we withdrew from so we could place the missile system there in the first place?