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Russia Consulting with Partners on Deployment of Long-Range Weapons

Giving further weight to the recent strategic partnership signed between Russian President Putin and the D.P.R.K.’s Kim Jong Un, and Putin’s remarks that this may include “military-technical cooperation” with the D.P.R.K., Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov reported yesterday that Moscow has indeed been discussing the deployment of long-range weapons with its partners. In the context of recent remarks by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who earlier did not rule out the possibility of sending long-range weapons to other countries, Ryabkov pointed to Russia’s “closest partners” in Asia and Latin America, with which he said Moscow has been discussing “security in detail, not as an exchange of opinions only,” reported TASS.

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