- Last week Norway agreed to allow 330 US Marines to be based at Værnes
- Russia is furious and Frants Klintsevich said Norway was now fair game
- Klintsevich’s views are thought to be in line with those of President Putin’s
Norway has been warned by a senior Russian politician that it could now be a nuclear target after it allowed for the deployment of 330 US Marines.
Frants Klintsevich, a deputy chairman of Russia’s defence and security committee, said the deployment of US Marines at Værnes was part of a US build-up and made Norway fair game in the event of a nuclear confrontation.
Mr Klintsevich told Russia’s TV2 channel the Kremlin viewed the 330 Marines in Norway as a direct military threat…. [read more]