Russia: Asia should not be militarized under pretext of countering North Korea

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Posted: Nov 24, 2017 5:29 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is opposed to the militarization of Asia under the pretext of countering North Korea and is concerned by U.S. plans to deploy part of its global missile defense system in the region, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday

Lavrov was speaking after talks with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono in Moscow.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt; Writing by Polina Nikolskaya; Editing by Jack Stubbs)