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National / Politics Feb 9, 2019

Japan rejects Russian criticism of Aegis Ashore deployment plan

Tokyo has rejected Moscow's claim that the Aegis Ashore missile defense system Japan plans to deploy violates the U.S.-Russia Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya responded to a recent remark by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that the land-based system violates the INF ...