13 Oct 2017 09:35

It's wrong to think that U.S. missile defense system is defensive, it's incentive for arms race - Russian Defense Ministry

NEW YORK (UN). Oct 13 (Interfax) - The U.S. global missile defense system will lead to an arms race, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"It's a dangerous error to consider the missile defense system to be solely a defensive system that doesn't threaten anyone, but only strengthens international and regional security," Russian Defense Ministry official Alexander Yemelyanov said at a Russian-Chinese briefing on missile defense held on the sidelines of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly.

"The Russian Federation is convinced that unlimited deployment of the U.S. missile defense system is a serious challenge to global security, an incentive to arms race and a threat to the whole mankind," he said.