Raw Story: Are you saying there is no way of really knowing if there is an unsecured stockpile of materials in Russia or are you saying that it is known that there is not?
Ritter: Firstly, there is no proof that [the stockpile ] is there. Secondly, what I know about how the material is secured leads me to believe that it is not there. It cannot be there. Putin would have to be involved, himself, in this misinformation campaign.
Raw Story: Yet both Senator Kerry (D-MA) as well as President Bush both have made mention of this problem of unsecured nuclear grade materials in Russia.
Ritter: Well, they both said that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.