Asked if that meant that a future U.S.-NATO anti-missile shield would be “neutralized” if a nation such as Iran launched a nuclear missile at Europe, Antonov said it would be difficult to speculate on such a scenario.
“Well, first, the Iranians do not have such missiles and when they will have them nobody will know,” he said. “And by the way, the last-minute decision by the Americans to suspend the implementation of the fourth stage suggests Washington recognizes that the Iranians in the short term have no such missiles and will not have such missiles.”
The Russian official asserted that by “electing Iran” as the enemy of Europe, “the Americans are trying to realize their missile defense plans, which, in fact, won’t defend Europe and create a problem for the Russian-American and Russian-NATO relations.”
If Iran launched a nuclear missile at Europe, then potentially Russia could neutralize the European missile defenses so the Iranian missile could not be stopped. This is really a bizarre scenario. Effectively, Russia would be joining Iran in war against Europe.
Doesn’t this really just mean that Russia considers NATO and the US an enemy?