Monday, January 18, 2021

Russia, China Warn Japan Over Aegis Ashore Missile Defence System

Russia has issued stringent warnings to Japan and South Korea against the deployment of the US missile shields, the Aegis Ashore Missile Defence System. Russian Ambassador on Monday told the reporters that Russia and China will take retaliatory measures against Tokyo and Seoul for the deployment of US Missile Defence Shield as it threatens their security. 

As reported by TASS, Russian Ambassador to China, Andrei Denisov told the reporters that it is absolutely obvious that Russia and China will be pushed to take retaliatory measures against the installations of US missile defence systems by Japan and South Korea. The ambassador further said that this deployment also undermines Japan’s and South Korea’s own security.

In December 2017, Japan decided to consolidate its missile defence shield with two US manufactured Aegis Ashore missile defence systems. These systems are expected to be deployed completely by 2023 to the north and southwest of Japan’s main island of Honshu.

This move was made by Tokyo to enhance the defences against ballistic missiles and cruise missiles targetted towards Japan. These systems as per estimates will cost Japan $ 897 million each.

Russia and China have been vehemently opposing the deployment of the Aegis Ashore missile defence systems by Japan citing the need to maintain the regional balance of power. Now Russia has openly vowed to take steps along with China to retaliate against the deployment of the missile defence systems.

South Korea Also Keen for US Defence Sheild  

South Korea in 2016 expressed interest in the deployment of US THAAD missiles. The government backed the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area of Defense missile systems so as to counter threats from the nuclear regime of North Korea.

The deployment of the US made THAAD missiles on the Korean peninsula by South Korea is meant to take-down missile and nuclear threats from North Korea. Russia and China have also held strong objections to any such deployments being made by South Korea.

More News at EurAsian Times

Featured

UK, Germany, France Warn Iran Against Starting Work On Nuclear Program

Tensions between Iran and the EU nations including the UK, Germany and France have reached a fever pitch over Tehran’s decision to accelerate nuclear...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Condemns Attack On Female Judges; Urges Taliban To End Violence

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in a statement said the terrorist attack and continued violence is contrary to Islamic guidance and urged the Taliban to...

Why Pakistan Keeps Calling India’s Ruling Party BJP’s Parent Body RSS A Terror Group?

Pakistan has urged the United Nations Security Council to designate India’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) -- the parent organization of the ruling Bharatiya Janata...

Why China’s Dream Of Establishing Overseas Military Base In At-Least 12 Nations Could Soon Turn Into A Nightmare? 

Contrary to the apprehensions of the US Department of Defense that China is wooing 12 countries to make them agree to host its military...

Tejas vs Sukhoi: Why India’s LCA Tejas Is ‘Definitely Better’ Than Russian Su-30 MKI Jets? Expert Analysis

As India takes a great leap forward with a mega deal on home-grown Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), the question is how would they...