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Russia: US missiles in Asia would be ‘threat to international security’ – Zakharova01:29

Russia: US missiles in Asia would be ‘threat to international security’ – Zakharova

Russian Federation, Pyatigorsk
August 22, 2019 at 13:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Possible US placement of missiles in the Asia-Pacific region would pose a threat to international security, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said at her weekly press briefing in Pyatigorsk on Thursday.

“It is clear that this is the first step and such weapons may appear in other regions, including Europe. The things that happening are leading to increased tension in the world,” stressed Zakharova.

The spokesperson added that Russia and China requested the UN Security Council meeting on Thursday “to draw the attention of the international community” to Washington’s actions, after the Pentagon announced on Monday that US military had carried out a cruise missile test.

Discussing current situation in Syria, Zakharova stated that Russia considers it important “to strictly adhere to all the agreements on Idlib aimed both at continuing the fight against terrorists and ensuring security for civilians.”

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Possible US placement of missiles in the Asia-Pacific region would pose a threat to international security, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said at her weekly press briefing in Pyatigorsk on Thursday.

“It is clear that this is the first step and such weapons may appear in other regions, including Europe. The things that happening are leading to increased tension in the world,” stressed Zakharova.

The spokesperson added that Russia and China requested the UN Security Council meeting on Thursday “to draw the attention of the international community” to Washington’s actions, after the Pentagon announced on Monday that US military had carried out a cruise missile test.

Discussing current situation in Syria, Zakharova stated that Russia considers it important “to strictly adhere to all the agreements on Idlib aimed both at continuing the fight against terrorists and ensuring security for civilians.”

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