Huntsman confirms U.S. has no plans to deploy missiles in Europe

Huntsman confirms U.S. has no plans to deploy missiles in Europe

The United States has no plans to deploy intermediate-range and shorter-range ballistic missiles in Europe, since if Washington feels the need to deploy such weapons it is more likely to choose the Asia-Pacific region, outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman said.

"There have been many bogus stories about it, but I haven't heard anything definite. By the way, this topic has not been raised at meetings with the Russian leadership. There is always a threat, and the United States is always to blame," he said in an interview with Echo of Moscow radio station..

"But if I'm not mistaken, our new defense minister said this week that if there was a need in systems of this class, they were more likely to be deployed at the first island chain in the Asia-Pacific region, not in Europe," Huntsman said, when asked whether the United States planned to deploy new ballistic missiles in Europe.

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