WORLD Russian diplomat dismisses US claim on missile technology transfer to DPRK

WORLD

Russian diplomat dismisses US claim on missile technology transfer to DPRK

Xinhua

13:55, January 18, 2019

This picture from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on August 29, 2017 and released on August 30, 2017 shows North Korea's intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 lifting off from the launching pad in Pyongyang. [File Photo: VCG]

This picture from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on August 29, 2017 and released on August 30, 2017 shows North Korea's intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 lifting off from the launching pad in Pyongyang. (File Photo: VCG)

Russian Ambassador to Pyongyang Alexander Matsegora on Friday dismissed as unfounded the US allegation that Pyongyang acquired Russian missile defense technology, Sputnik reported.

"I would like to state with all my responsibility that the allegations against Russia about its sale of missile and air defense technology to North Koreans are contrived and absolutely unfounded," Matsegora said.

Calling the allegation "another hoax" against Russia, the ambassador said the United States is also "trying to justify its destabilizing policies in the area of international security."

US President Donald Trump unveiled Thursday at Pentagon this year's Missile Defense Review which contains the country's intention to expand its missile defense capabilities.

The review claims that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had obtained Russian missile defense technology and had begun developing its own mobile missile defense capabilities that resembled those of Russia.

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