Russia is alarmed at the possible threat posed by the joint research between Japan and the United States on a theater missile defense system, Dmitry Rogozin, chairman of the Russian legislature’s foreign affairs committee, said Monday.

In a meeting with Defense Agency chief Toshitsugu Saito at the agency’s headquarters, Rogozin said Russia fears that the ongoing U.S.-Japan research on TMD may ruin the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty.

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