CIA chief weighs in on Putin's alleged nuclear threat

Posted On: Dec 8, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

CIA chief weighs in on Putin's alleged nuclear threat

US intelligence agencies don't see “practical evidence” that Russia is getting ready to use nukes, CIA Director William Burns said
The Central Intelligence Agency does not believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin is currently preparing to deploy nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the agency's chief William Burns said in an interview on Sunday.
“We have to take very seriously kind of threats, given everything that's at stake,” Burns told CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell.
However, he acknowledged that “we don't see any practical evidence today in the US intelligence community that is moving closer to actual use” or that there's any “imminent threat of using tactical nuclear weapons.”
Asked if the Russian leader was bluffing when speaking about being ready to use “all the means at disposal” if the country's territorial integrity were threatened, Burns said it was “very hard to say at this point.”
The CIA director described the rhetoric from Putin and other high-ranking officials as...

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