Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Russia And China Condemn U.S. Missile Defense. Vow To Work Together To Counter The U.S. Missile-Defense System

© Sputnik/ Vitaliy Ankov

Bloomberg: Russia Says It’s Joining China to Counter U.S. Missile Defense

* Russian official says U.S. seeks ability for nuclear strikes
* Poznikhir says shield would allow unilateral moves by U.S.

Russia said it’s working with China to counter U.S. plans to expand its missile-defense network, which the two nations see as targeting their military assets.

The upgrades aim to give Washington the ability to launch a nuclear strike “with impunity,” Lieutenant General Viktor Poznikhir of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff said Tuesday at a security forum in Xiangshan, China, according to a transcript of his speech posted on the Defense Ministry’s website. The Asian neighbors this year conducted a joint missile-defense exercise of their computer command staff, he said.

“We are working together on ways to minimize possible damage to the security of our countries," Poznikhir said. “The illusion of invulnerability and impunity under the guise of missile defense will encourage Washington to make unilateral steps in dealing with global and regional issues. This could lead to a decrease in the threshold for using nuclear weapons to preempt enemy actions.”

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1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

In other news the Russkis and Koms condemn the American tank program, American stealth program, American destroyer program, American oiler program and American M16 rifle program