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RT News - February 21, 2019 (12:00 MSK)

Vladimir Putin warns that Russia's ready to respond to threats with its new hypersonic missile system - stressing, though, that it is a purely defensive weapon. His comments certainly prompted a reaction. A Democrat-led committee is questioning the nature of US-Saudi ties - after a new report reveals Washington's poised to transfer sensitive nuclear technologies to Riyadh, that as the White House also touts Iran's nuclear ambitions as a global threat. A statue based on a landmark photograph of a soldier kissing a stranger, commemorating the end of World War Two, is vandalized - with a spray-painted "Me Too" hashtag. We debate the issues raised.