BREAKING NEWS
This content is not available in your region

China to counter U.S. deployment of intermediate-range missiles in Asia

Access to the comments Comments
China to counter U.S. deployment of intermediate-range missiles in Asia
FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song   -   Copyright  ALY SONG(Reuters)
Text size Aa Aa

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will take countermeasures if the U.S. deploys intermediate-range missiles in Asia, a Chinese foreign ministry official said on Tuesday.

Fu Cong, director general of the foreign ministry’s arms control department, made the comments in Beijing at a press briefing.

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday in Australia that he was in favour of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia relatively soon, possibly within months.

(Reporting by Michael Martina; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.