Russia Warns: New American Anti-missile System Could Spark Arms Race

Deployment of the anti-missile system is a threat to world security, Russian Defense Ministry says.

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test.
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The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that the United States' global deployment of an anti-missile system was a threat to world security designed to contain Russia and China, the RIA news agency reported.

It also cited the ministry as warning that the deployment would spark a new arms race.