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Russia wants US guarantees on missile shield

Russia wants US guarantees on missile shield

A senior Russian official says that Moscow wants guarantees from the United States that its prospective missile defense shield wouldn't threaten Russia's security.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov asked Washington to provide assurances that the shield wouldn't be directed against Russian missiles. He told Monday's parliamentary hearings that Moscow has been disappointed by Washington's reluctance to provide such guarantees.
Russia considers U.S.-led missile defense plans as a potential threat to its security. It has agreed to consider NATO's proposal to cooperate on the missile shield, but insisted that the system should be run jointly. NATO has rejected that demand.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned that a failure to reach a deal on missile defense shield could trigger a new arms race.


Updated : 2021-05-11 11:34 GMT+08:00