The General staff of the Russian Armed forces tied to the U.S. desire to create a system of global missile defense with a thirst for military superiority over Russia and China. To preserve the balance of power, Moscow will be forced to retaliate.
First Deputy head of main operational Department of the General staff of the armed forces Lieutenant-General Victor Pozniki said “unfounded” statements by the White house of “targeting missile USA vs Russia”, reports TASS.
According to him, expanding the missile defense system, Washington is hoping to get the ability to launch a nuclear strike anywhere in the world, including in Russia and China. He warned that the development of the American missile defense system objectively reduces the threshold of use of nuclear weapons.
“The illusion of invulnerability and impunity under the “umbrella” ABOUT will encourage Washington to unilateral steps in solving global and regional problems,” said Posenichi on Senanikom security forum in Beijing.
In this configuration, and the potential U.S. missile defense system inadequate level of real threats to the United States, said the representative of the General staff. In particular, said Posenichi, North Korea only demonstrates the capabilities of the ballistic missiles, long-range, and speech of a missile threat from Iran after the agreement on the nuclear programme is not.
General argues that to deploy American missile defense system intended primarily to counter Russian and Chinese missiles. In addition, Washington uses the potential of a global missile to destroy other satellites in orbit. “Its anti-satellite capacity serves as one of the sources of rejection by the Americans of any agreement on non-deployment of weapons in outer space”, – said the military.
Moscow and Beijing are forced to take “adequate steps” to preserve the current balance of strategic weapons, the General said. What kind of response it is, Poznai said.