Photo: Vice President of the Academy of Military Science of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) He Lei (R) meets with Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin in Singapore, June 3, 2017. The China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination is at its all-time high, Lt. Gen. He Lei, vice president of the Academy of Military Science of the Chinese People's Liberation Army said while meeting with Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)
FOX News: Russia says North Korea's nukes are a 'direct threat'
A top Russian official said Sunday at a security conference in Singapore that North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are a “direct threat to Russia.”
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin told defense ministers and experts from 39 countries that Pyongyang’s missile defense system “has a real function.”
“That is why it is alarming. And it is direct threat to Russia. We are convinced that it will increase the tensions of the region. That is our principle position," he said.
Once considered a strong ally, Russia has backed fresh sanctions against North Korea.
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Update: Russia says North Korea nukes are a 'direct threat' (FOX News/AP)
WNU Editor: This statement would have had a bigger impact if Russian President Putin or Prime Minister Medvedev were the ones who said it.