UNITED NATIONS, September 25. /TASS/. The North Atlantic Alliance’s next ‘line of defense’ will be the South China Sea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference on Saturday after taking part in the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
"They have announced that now NATO as a defensive alliance is responsible for security of the Indo-Pacific Region, as they put it. NATO’s next ‘line of defense’ will be the South China Sea, I have no doubt about this," Lavrov said.