Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Russia, China Look to Cooperate on Response to U.S. Missile Shield

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Russia and China are looking to cooperate on a response to the U.S. missile defense program, a top Russian general said on Tuesday.

Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir, who serves as the First Deputy Head of the Main Operations Department at the Russian General Staff, accused the U.S. military of developing the missile defense system to plan for the launch of nuclear strikes, according to statements made at a security summit in Beijing reported by the Associated Press and Russian media outlets.

“The missile defense system considerably shifts the balance of offensive weapons, allowing the planning of a more efficient pre-emptive strike,” Poznikhir said Tuesday.

“Russian military experts believe that the U.S. hopes to gain the capability to strike any region of the world, including Russia and China, with nuclear-tipped missiles with impunity,” the general added.

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