Russia seriously worried by Japan looking at U.S. missile defense: RIA

FILE PHOTO: The Missile Defense Agency conducts the first intercept flight test of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex in Kauai, Hawaii, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Missile Defense Agency/Leah Garton/Handout via Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is seriously concerned that Japan may deploy the U.S. Aegis Ashore missile-defense system on its soil to counter North Korea’s missile threats, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Wednesday.

Ryabkov also said that sanctions should not be imposed on North Korea indefinitely, and that they would yield no result without dialogue, the agency reported.

Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Christian Lowe