"We are following and tracking all of this very closely, as are our brothers at the Department of Defense, and Americans should rest assured that we have a very good understanding of the Russian programs and how to make sure that Americans continue to be kept safe from threats from Vladimir Putin", Pompeo said.
'The launch went according to plan, the hypersonic missile hit its target, ' the ministry added. "I just assumed that all this will be expensive for the Russians", - said the head of the Pentagon. Set to rousing, patriotic music, the video showed a missile detaching from the airborne plane and gliding across the sky, leaving a fiery trail.
Mr Putin described the Kinzhal missile - named after a type of knife - as "an ideal weapon" while speaking at the annual state-of-the-nation address on March 1.
Putin, who is widely expected to be re-elected as Russia's president later this month, claimed the missile that flies at 10 times the speed of the sound can not be intercepted by air-defense systems.
The missile has been deployed in the Southern Military District since December 1, he added. The Kinzhal system was developed based on the MiG-31 upgraded interceptor jet.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got slammed when he made a controversial statement about Jews and several other groups in Russia. The Kinzhal missile was one of an array of new weapons.
He also showed video footage of the launch of a new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile on big screens.
Mr Putin played a video graphic that appeared to show missiles raining down on the USA state of Florida during his address earlier this month.
"I would like to tell those who have been trying to escalate the arms race for the past 15 years, to gain unilateral advantages over Russian Federation, and to impose restrictions and sanctions ..."
'You have failed to contain Russian Federation'. Cruise speed is 2.35 Mach with a combat range of 1450 km.
Putin in his address said Russian Federation is developing missiles and underwater drones, among other weapons, because the US pulled out of the 1972 anti-ballistic missile treaty it had signed with the Soviet Union. During a long interview with NBC News, Putin claimed that it might be possible that the individuals with Russian citizenship have worked to interfere in the 2016 USA presidential elections.
He praised a new generation of young scientists working on such weaponry, calling them "the heroes of our time". Each weapon system is engineered to slip behind America's vast network of early warning and defense systems.
When asked by Kondrashov to clarify what can not be forgiven, the Russian leader says: "Betrayal".
The pilots of a Turkish Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 flying from Kharkiv to Istanbul reported that one of the passengers had a bomb and the plane had to change course to Sochi, Kondrashov said in the film.
"You listen to us now".
"Russia still has the greatest nuclear potential in the world, but nobody listened to us", he said.
He made clear that if Russian Federation was hit by nuclear weapons and faced being wiped out, then the world would not be worth saving.
'Our plans for using it (his nuclear arsenal), I am hoping it will never happen, our theoretical plans of using it is a so-called retaliatory, counter strike.
According to TASS news release, the system has no counterparts across the globe owing to high flight performance characteristic of the MiG-31 fighter jet and the hypersonic missile with a small radar signature and high maneuverability.
Minutes later he received another call informing him that it was a false alarm, he says.