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Russia accuses U.S. of breaking treaty over defense system sale to Japan

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By Daniel Mihailescu

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Seeing as how Russia sold North Korea their missle designs, would Russia be happier if the USA sold the designs for the missle system to Japan so they could manufacture it locally? I am guessing they would not like that either...

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USA sold the designs for the missle system to Japan so they could manufacture it locally?

SM-3BlkⅡA was a Japan-US joint development program, Japan already has the design and develops partially the parts domestically.

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Russia should demilitarize the disputed Southern Kuriles first before opening their big mouth. If they took some responsibility and stopped North Korea, Japan wouldn't need this missile defense system.

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Another hypocrite who created the problem, then accuses the victim for trying to protect himself.

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Its a Defense System... is Russia planning on attacking Japan? So lets get this right, Russia wants the ability to attack Japan and be sure that their missiles are effective. Does this sound like the actions of a "friendly" nation?

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When Russia gives Crimea back to Ukraine then they can start complaining about countries who break treaties without being total hypocrites.

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Agree with the posters above. The U.S. (rumor has it) already has these systems deployed at Misawa and has for a while. Misawa is well situated to for these defense systems. Japan should have these systems as well. Russia has no business complaining about this as the U.S.S.R. basically created the beast we are now dealing with.

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nobody listens to Russia they lot their credibility a long time ago

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Global anxiety about the United States has steadily risen this year.

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Do the posters above think the treaty was broken though?

Or has Russia already broken it or something

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Uh-oh, looks like Putin's not buying Abe's "trust us" calls for Russia to come to the table, give up the islands in exchange for a peace treaty, and to "co-operate" with Japan on all issues when it wants something. Maybe Putin should point out that Japan and Russia never signed a peace treaty, and Japan taking in this weapons from the US is an act of war between two countries without peace.

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nobody listens to Russia they lot their credibility a long time ago

When they started meddling in US and European elections, or invaded Crimea, or started disappearing/killing journalists and political opponents?

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When they started meddling in US and European elections, or invaded Crimea, or started disappearing/killing journalists and political opponents?

You just defined america as well. Meddling in South American and African elections, invasion of iraq and murder of political dissidents that dont walk the line in again, South America and Africa.

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Actually this article is not very well written because Russia is not arguing about Japan's missile bases, they are arguing about NATO's AEGIS Ashore bases to be built in Romania and Poland.

If the US sold the SM-3 missiles directly then they will be violating the treaty so the US is offering the SM-3 missiles through Japan, the co-developer of the missiles, which will circumvent the treaty since Japan was not a signatory party of the said treaty.

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Who cares what they think.

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Actually this article is not very well written because Russia is not arguing about Japan's missile bases, they are arguing about NATO's AEGIS Ashore bases to be built in Romania and Poland.

That's what I got too. But there is no stopping the MSM lemmings once they are triggered by a headline.

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You just defined america as well. Meddling in South American and African elections, invasion of iraq and murder of political dissidents that dont walk the line in again, South America and Africa.

Same as it ever was.

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You just defined america as well. Meddling in South American and African elections, invasion of iraq and murder of political dissidents that dont walk the line in again, South America and Africa.

I can't agree more with you on that. US can't blame others for being a hypocrite. No way!

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Is that Russia saying keep building those thaad missiles or we won’t enough nukes to destroy the world with?

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