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MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. Unrestrained missile defense systems buildup by one state or a group of states is fraught with a threat to international security, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday after a Tashkent meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
"Unilateral and unrestrained buildup of missile defense systems by one state or a group of states, without due account of the interests of other countries, can harm international and regional security and stability," the ministry said.
The SCO foreign ministers "are firmly confident that it is inadmissible to ensure one’s own security at the expense of security of others."
Apart from that, the ministers "hailed the beginning of practical implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear problem as a major step in the development of international cooperation in the interests of enhancing security and stability in the region and globally," the ministry said.