Some Pentagon officials threatened to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin. The country’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed this in an interview given to the Russian news agency TASS recently.

“The one who has gone the farthest is in Washington,” Lavrov said. Among them are some ‘anonymous Pentagon officials’ who have actually threatened to ‘behead’ Kremlin officials. Indirectly, this threat has been given to kill Russian President Putin. If such a thought is actually entertained in one’s mind, that person should think long and hard about the possible consequences of such a plan.’

Lavrov also noted provocative signals. He said, the issue of nuclear attack is coming from the West. It seems that they have not an iota of respect. A prime example of this is the infamous (former British Prime Minister) Liz Truss. He stated directly and publicly during his pre-election campaign that he was prepared to order a nuclear attack.

He added, ‘I am not even referring to the over-the-top provocations of the Kyiv government here. Volodymyr Zelensky called on NATO states to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against Russia. It crosses the line of acceptance. However, we have heard worse statements from figures within the (Kyiv) regime.’

The Moscow Times, on the other hand, issued a stern warning on Tuesday about possible assassination threats against Putin.

The Russian embassy in Washington condemned the so-called beheading plan as ‘reckless’ and ‘illusory’.

Lavrov on Tuesday also accused the United States and its NATO allies of seeking to defeat Russia on the battlefield in order to weaken or destroy the country. He also blamed the Biden administration for blocking the normalization of relations between the United States and Russia.

(Dhaka Times / 28 December / SAT)