Video: Russia is concerned about US plan to test new weapon

The Russian Foreign Ministry notes that US media reports citing anonymous Pentagon representatives has said that the US military plan to test the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missile in 2020.

Russia is concerned over reports about Washington’s plan to test the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missile against intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
The ministry went on to note that Russia will have to take this into account and “take the necessary measures, including those of a technical nature.”

 

“These plans cannot but concern us, the reports on the planned tests of SM-3 Block IIA to intercept ICBM once again confirm that Washington’s statement that the US global missile defense system is ‘not directed’ against Russia is cynical,” the statement said.