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US cruise missile launch experiment UN Security Council emergency meeting begins | NHK News

2019-08-22T21:11:17.013Z

After the United States, the INF = Medium-range Nuclear Missile Abolition Treaty expired, the United States conducted a ground-launched cruise missile launch experiment.


United States cruise missile launch experiment UN Security Council emergency meeting begins August 23, 6:04

Following the expiry of ground-launched cruise missiles after the INF = medium-range nuclear missile abolition treaty expired, the United Nations Security Council announced that it was 4:00 am An emergency meeting has been held since then.

At the United Nations Security Council, the United States has conducted ground-based cruise missile launch experiments from 3pm on the 22nd and 4am on the 23rd of Japan time at the request of Russia and China. In response, an urgent meeting began.

At the meeting, representatives of Russia and China are expected to argue that US cruise missile launch tests threaten the peace and security of the international community, and US rebound is expected.

The launch experiment of the ground-launched cruise missile by the United States was conducted in response to the lapse of the INF = medium-range nuclear missile treaty between the United States and Russia that expired this month. Data obtained through experiments will be used in the future when developing the capabilities of medium-range missiles.

In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, “We will take appropriate measures,” and Russia also has a policy of rushing to develop ground-launched cruise missiles. Between the United States, Russia, and China, There is concern that the arms race will intensify.

Source: nhk

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