- Title: US says Russian deployment of missiles 'destabilizing' to Europe
- Date: 21st November 2016
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 21, 2016) (STATE TV) U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN JOHN KIRBY APPROACHING THE PODIUM FOR BRIEFING JOURNALIST ASKING QUESTION (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN JOHN KIRBY SAYING: "So while we understand that Russia has the right to exercise its conventional nuclear forces on its own territory, the deployment of Iskander and S-400 missiles to Kaliningrad is destabilizing to European security. Russia has made threats to move Iskander missiles to Kaliningrad now for the past decade in response to a variety of developments in Europe, none of which demand such a military response. We also call upon Russia to refrain from words or deeds that are inconsistent with the goal of promoting security and instability in the Euro-Atlantic region." JOURNALISTS AT BRIEFING KIRBY CONCLUDES BRIEFING
- Embargoed: 6th December 2016 20:34
- Keywords: Deployment state department security Europe
- Location: WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA00159E33UV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Russia's deployment of its S-400 air missile defense system and ballistic Iskander missile in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad "is destabilizing to European security," the U.S. State Department said on Monday (November 21) in response to reports citing the head of the defense committee in Russia's upper house of parliament.
"Russia has made threats to move its Iskander missiles to Kaliningrad for the past decade in response to a variety of developments in Europe, none of which demand such a military response," State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters.
"We call on Russia to refrain from words or deeds that are inconsistent with the goal of promoting security and stability," he added.
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