January 17, 2019 / 5:26 PM / 6 months ago

Russian defence committee head: U.S. missile strategy will stoke tensions - Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The chair of Russia’s upper house defence and security committee, Viktor Bondarev, said on Thursday that the new U.S. missile defence strategy would ramp up global tensions, Interfax news agency cited him as saying.

U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped missile defence strategy on Thursday that singles out North Korea as an ongoing and “extraordinary threat.”

Reporting by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Toby Chopra

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