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Our mid-range missiles don’t pose threat to US unless they move their missiles ‘too close’ - Chinese top diplomat

2019-11-08 08:58:00

Chinese medium-range missiles are confined within the country’s borders, a senior Foreign Ministry official said, warning the US against deploying its forces to Beijing’s doorstep.

“Our missiles are stationed on our territory. They don’t pose a threat to the US – at least, if the US doesn’t deploy their ships too close to our territory,” head of the Arms Control Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Fu Cong said on Friday.

Speaking at an arms control event in Moscow, Fu stressed that deploying American missiles in the region would be a “provocative, destabilizing act.”

The US talks about placing their intermediate-range missiles close to China, near our doorstep. It would immediately pose a threat to our crucial launching pads and sites. It would be a threat to the survival of Chinese nuclear forces.

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