This is reported by Nikkei Asia with reference to the representative of the US Pacific Army, Rob Phillips.

"The U.S. military plans to deploy ground-based intermediate-range missiles in the Indo-Pacific region in 2024," the publication said.

Thus, according to Phillips, the United States will create its first arsenal in the region to strengthen the deterrence of China's influence.

The military added that at the moment the authorities are considering the possibility of deploying a ground-based version of the Standard 6 (SM-6) missile and a Tomahawk cruise missile in the region.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that de-escalation on the Korean Peninsula is hampered by the aggressive military activity of the United States in the region.