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Russia: Lavrov slams 'disproportionate' build-up of US arms in South Korea03:10

Russia: Lavrov slams 'disproportionate' build-up of US arms in South Korea

Russian Federation, Moscow
April 12, 2016 at 22:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced concern about “the desire of individual states to use the difficult situation on the Korean Peninsula to build up their military presence in the region” during a presser with Mongolian, Japanese and Chinese media in Moscow, Tuesday.

"We are very concerned about the situation on the Korean Peninsula" said Lavrov adding that he aims "to do everything to calm it down and to prevent, you know, a negative spiral" as well as avoid "engaging in a vicious circle."

Lavrov hinted at the US taking advantage of the crisis "to build up their military presence in the region in order to load into it new weapons". He added that the weapons are "so technologically advanced that it is completely disproportionate to the real threat" that are being deployed.

The Russian diplomat believes that the "US anti-missile systems as part of the creation of a new US missile defence position in Northeast Asia" are being set-up in South Korea. They are "not an isolated system, but a part of the regional segment of the US global missile defence system."

Russia: Lavrov slams 'disproportionate' build-up of US arms in South Korea03:10
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced concern about “the desire of individual states to use the difficult situation on the Korean Peninsula to build up their military presence in the region” during a presser with Mongolian, Japanese and Chinese media in Moscow, Tuesday.

"We are very concerned about the situation on the Korean Peninsula" said Lavrov adding that he aims "to do everything to calm it down and to prevent, you know, a negative spiral" as well as avoid "engaging in a vicious circle."

Lavrov hinted at the US taking advantage of the crisis "to build up their military presence in the region in order to load into it new weapons". He added that the weapons are "so technologically advanced that it is completely disproportionate to the real threat" that are being deployed.

The Russian diplomat believes that the "US anti-missile systems as part of the creation of a new US missile defence position in Northeast Asia" are being set-up in South Korea. They are "not an isolated system, but a part of the regional segment of the US global missile defence system."

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