- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it will cooperate with Beijing on minimizing a threat posed by U.S. missile defense.

Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir of the military’s General Staff told a security forum in China that the U.S. missile defense system will be capable of intercepting Russian or Chinese ballistic missiles. He argued Tuesday that the missile shield would upset nuclear balance and erode global security.

Like other Russian officials before him, Poznikhir shrugged off the U.S. statements that the missile defense system is intended to fend off threats from North Korea and Iran. He claimed that the U.S. wants the shield to get a capability to strike any country without fearing retaliation.

Poznikhir said Russia and China held missile defense drills this year and will do it again next year.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide