January 17, 2019 / 5:29 PM / 3 months ago

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

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

U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped missile defense 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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