Russian President Vladimir Putin at the plenary session of the Valdai Discussion Club said that Russia is helping China to create a missile warning system. According to him, only Russia and the United States have this technology now.
The system, which includes ground-based radars that track missile launches, as well as a groups of satellites and a command center, “will radically increase China’s defense capability,” said Russian President.
Russian President also said that US medium-range missiles might appear in Asia soon, and this is “very bad” because “there will certainly be adequate mirror responses.
According to Putin, these plans are the real reason for the US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. “Russia and our ‘mythical’ violations of the Treaty are not the reason for US withdrawal. If they are going to deploy missiles in Asia, then Asia is the reason for US withdrawal from this Treaty,” he explained.
According to Putin, the deployment of American missiles in Asia was reported by American colleagues, and it affects Russia, because “we need to understand where the missiles are going to be deployed in Asia, to understand whether the missiles will be able to reach Russian territory
FAILED NORTH KOREA TALKS
The North’s chief nuclear negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, who spent much of the day in talks with an American delegation, cast the blame on what he portrayed as U.S. inflexibility, saying the other side’s negotiators would not “give up their old viewpoint and attitude.
“The negotiations have not fulfilled our expectation and finally broke off,” Kim told reporters outside the North Korean embassy, speaking through an interpreter.
The U.S. State Department said those comments did not reflect “the content or spirit” of more than 8 hours of talks, and Washington had accepted Sweden’s invitation to return to Sweden for more discussions with Pyongyang in two weeks.
“The U.S. brought creative ideas and had good discussions with its DPRK counterparts,” spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement. North Korea is also known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea . She said the U.S. delegation had previewed a number of new initiatives that would pave the way for progress in the talks, and underscored the importance of more intensive engagement to solve the many issues dividing both sides.
“The United States and the DPRK will not overcome a legacy of 70 years of war and hostility on the Korean Peninsula through the course of a single Saturday. These are weighty issues, and they require a strong commitment by both countries.
The United States has that commitment,” she said. North Korea’s Kim downplayed the U.S. gestures.
“The U.S. raised expectations by offering suggestions like a flexible approach, new method and creative solutions, but they have disappointed us greatly and dampened our enthusiasm for negotiation by bringing nothing to the negotiation table,” he said.