Russia to deploy first-strike nuke missiles if NATO fails to respond on AMD system

Moscow, Jan 25 (ANI): Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned that his country would deploy its first-strike nuclear missiles if NATO fails to co-operate in reaching an agreement with the country's alliance on the latest proposal about the European anti-missile defence (AMD) system.

"We need it (AMD) not to play some common games with NATO but to defend Russia in a due way. Let's don't joke with it," Xinhua quoted Medvedev, as saying.

He further warned that Russia would figure out a solution either together with NATO or separately, adding that some decisions regarding first-strike nuclear missiles deployment could be "unpleasant."

Moscow has long opposed the deployment of NATO missile defense facilities near its borders, claiming they would be a security threat and upset the strategic balance of force in Europe. (ANI)

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