China and Russia spoke out about the US deploying missiles in the Philippines
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China and Russia spoke out about the US deploying missiles in the Philippines

(Dan Tri) – A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Beijing opposes the US deploying ballistic missiles in the Asia-Pacific.

US Marines participate in the `Balikatan` exercise with the Philippines in 2022 (Photo: Getty).

`We call on the United States to seriously respect the security concerns of other countries, stop causing military confrontation, stop undermining peace and stability in the region, and take concrete actions.`

Mr. Lin’s comments came after the US Pacific Army announced that the US had deployed the Typhon medium-range missile system to Luzon, Philippines to participate in joint military exercises between the two countries.

Mr. Lin said that China expressed deep concern about the US move and strongly opposed Washington’s deployment of medium-range ballistic missiles in the Asia-Pacific.

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman warned that this US move exacerbates tensions in the region and increases the risk of misjudgment and miscalculation.

Mr. Lin added that the Philippines needs to consider and pay attention to what the US is really pursuing as well as the consequences of accompanying Washington in deploying medium-range ballistic missiles.

Meanwhile, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov also criticized Washington’s deployment of medium-range missiles in the Philippines.

`The Pentagon’s deployment of medium-range missiles will be a ‘dark day’ for international security,` Ambassador Antonov said.

Mr. Antonov called on the US to `not open Pandora’s box`, referring to the story of the mysterious box containing many evil and dark things in Greek mythology.

The Russian diplomat also called on the US to `take all necessary steps to ensure global stability`.

`If the US does not do so, all responsibility for the new wave of tension in the world will fall on Washington,` Mr. Antonov emphasized.

According to Mr. Antonov, `the unilateral moratorium on the implementation of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty declared by Russia has clear conditions: Russia will not deploy such systems until the

The US and the Philippines are holding a joint exercise called Salaknib 24. According to the US Pacific Army, during the exercise, US forces for the first time successfully deployed a medium-range missile system to northern Luzon in the Philippines.

Previously, General Charles Flynn, commander of the US Pacific Army, said Washington was planning to deploy medium-range missiles in Asia to deter China.

According to the provisions of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) signed between the Soviet Union and the United States in 1987, Washington cannot deploy rocket launchers, ground-launched ballistic missiles and cruise missiles with

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