August 23, 2019 / 9:50 AM / a month ago

Kremlin: Putin held Security Council meeting to discuss U.S. missile test

FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi in Moscow, Russia August 22, 2019. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Friday that President Vladimir Putin had held a meeting of Russia’s Security Council to discuss a recent U.S. cruise missile test.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call that Putin would make “an important announcement” shortly.

The Pentagon said on Monday it had tested a conventionally-configured cruise missile that hit its target after more than 500 km (310 miles) of flight, the first such test since the United States pulled out of a major arms control treaty with Russia on Aug. 2.

Reporting by Anastasia Teterevleva; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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