ラブロフが西側の軍事的な計画は掌握し対応策をとると発言: ずくなしの冷や水

2018年07月30日

ラブロフが西側の軍事的な計画は掌握し対応策をとると発言

FARSNEWS2018/7/30
Russian FM: Moscow Is Aware of US, Western Military Plans
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed that Moscow knows what military actions Washington and its Western allies might be plotting against it.

“Our awareness of what plans the US and other Western countries’ militaries are nursing in relation to the Russian Federation is guaranteed,” Lavrov said on Monday, RT reported.

The US has been actively deploying its air-defense systems around the globe, including on Russia’s doorstep, in the Baltic states, and Japan. However, the country should not worry “no matter what happens in the world”, as its security is ensured, Lavrov stated, citing Russian President Vladimir Putin and new developments in the Russian Army.

Tokyo is planning to spend some $4.2 billion over the next 30 years to install and operate US radar systems on the new ground-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system.

Despite Japanese claims the systems are aimed at protection against North Korean missile threats, Russia has repeatedly protested their deployment, calling it “disproportionate” and possibly undermining “strategic stability in the northern part of the Pacific”. In 2017, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said that the systems’ appearance on Russia’s Eastern borders is “something we certainly cannot fail to take into account in our military planning”.

FARSNEWS2018/7/30
Japan May Withdraw Missile Interceptors as Korean Tensions Ease
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Japanese Defense Ministry is considering withdrawing on Monday surface-to-air Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) ballistic missile interceptors deployed in the country's North and West to counter possible missile launches from North Korea, according to a report.

According to the NHK, the Japanese Defense Ministry concluded that the situation on the Korean peninsula had sufficiently improved following the US-North Korea summit in Singapore in June, therefore reducing the possibility of ballistic missile launches by North Korea. It is considering the withdrawal of troops from Japan's Northern and Western regions on Monday as well.

However, the defense ministry noted that a special order on "destruction measures" against ballistic missiles would remain in force in order to counter any possible missile launches.

It is also taking steps to be able to promptly deploy PAC-3 defense systems if the situation on the Korean Peninsula deteriorates.

The Japanese Defense Ministry is also expected to retain a PAC-3 unit in Tokyo's Ichigaya district.

The situation on the Korean Peninsula has significantly improved within the last several months, with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un having held two rounds of talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and a top-level summit with US leader Donald Trump in Singapore.

In August, Japan deployed PAC-3 defense systems in prefectures of Shimane, Hiroshima, Ehime, and Kochi in response to North Korea's announcement that it has a plan for a potential missile strike near the US Pacific island territory of Guam. In September, the Japanese government decided to deploy an additional PAC-3 unit in the Northern city of Hakodate after a missile launched by Pyongyang flew over Japan's Northernmost island of Hokkaido.
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