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Russian foreign minister warns against U.S. missile deployment in Japan

  • August 24, 2020
  • , Nikkei
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Monday’s Nikkei wrote that Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said at a meeting on Sunday that Moscow has warned Washington that it will take retaliatory measures if the United States deploys mid-range missiles in Japan. According to the paper, Lavrov insisted that the United States is increasing its pressure not only on Europe but also on Japan and South Korea to deploy such missiles and criticized Washington for “increasing tensions and trying to possess offensive capabilities near the borders with Russia.”

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