The United States is discussing with Japan the deployment of medium-range missiles[/rtl]
[rtl]Date: Edit: 2019/10/22 8:36 • 40 times read[/rtl]
Earlier, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced his intention to deploy medium-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region.
Consultations with the Japanese side on the deployment of new medium-range missiles began after the withdrawal of the Treaty on the Elimination of Medium and Short-Range Missiles (the Non-Proliferation Treaty), according to the newspaper "Asahi Shimbun".
"On October 18, a senior US representative arrived in Japan to meet with representatives of the Department of Defense, the State Department, and the National Security Council," the newspaper quoted an unnamed US military official as saying. On the agenda. "
At the same time, it is not clear whether the US side specifically discussed the deployment of new weapons in Japan at the talks. Earlier, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper expressed his intention to deploy medium-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region, and most likely, Washington could consider Japan as an option, the newspaper reported.
An agreement on the elimination of medium and short-range missiles was concluded between the Soviet Union and the United States in 1987 and banned the two countries from producing and deploying ballistic missiles and medium and short-range missiles.
On February 2, 2019, Washington began the process of withdrawal from the treaty, accusing Moscow of not complying with the terms of the document because of the Russian missile "M7 729". The Russian Defense Ministry denied allegations of violation of the agreement, and offered the 9M729 at a press conference of foreign military attaches in January
2019. In August, Washington conducted ground-to-ground missile tests on San Nicholas Island, California, with a range of flights of more than 500 kilometers.