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 ...

World Dec 17, 2014

Ukraine slams Russia over Crimea nuclear weapons comment

Russia would violate international agreements if it placed nuclear weapons in Crimea, which it annexed from Ukraine, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Tuesday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov appeared to reserve the right for Russia to put nuclear weapons in Crimea in comments ...