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Russia Says U.S. Missile Deployments in Asia Would Be a Threat

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Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that a possible U.S. deployment of missiles in the Asia-Pacific region would pose a threat to international security.

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said earlier this month that he was in favor of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia relatively soon.

"U.S. actions are creating a threat for international security," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters at a weekly televised briefing.

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