North Korea is on the threshold of testing an intercontinental ballistic missile, one that can travel more than 5,000 kilometers, according to a global defense intelligence group.
A Soviet protectorate offers offensive missile sites to Russia in response to Romania’s potential cooperation with US missile defense plan in Europe. This is a blatantly opportunistic grab at Russian support by rebel leadership in Transdniestria. This development does highlight the growing tensions between Moscow and Washington in regards to post-START negotiations.
Moldova’s rebel region of Transdniestria said on Monday it was ready to host Russian tactical missiles if the Kremlin were to ask, escalating growing tensions about defense between Moscow and Washington.
NATO and European Union member Romania, which borders Moldova, this month approved a U.S. plan to deploy interceptor missiles which Washington says aims to defend against current and emerging ballistic missile threats from Iran.
It prompted calls for clarification from Russia’s foreign ministry, which said it was concerned.