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Russia says new U.S. missile strategy will unleash arms race in space

Russia says new U.S. missile strategy will unleash arms race in space
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KEVIN LAMARQUE(Reuters)
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday Washington's new missile defence strategy will lead to a dangerous arms race in space and amounts to a high-tech relaunch of the Cold War-era "Star Wars" programme.

In a statement, the ministry described the U.S. plan as confrontational, and said it would deal a blow to already-fragile international stability.

The ministry urged Washington to think again and engage with Russia in constructive talks about the nuclear arms balance "before it's too late".

(Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by)

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