Russian official: Russia may review its nuclear security measures if U.S. deploys nuclear weapons in South Korea and Japan

The Head of the Defense Committee of the Federation Council of Russia, Viktor Ozerov, said that, if necessary, the Russian Federation might analyze and review measures to strengthen its nuclear security.

Ozerov made this statement in response to the words of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about the possible emergence of nuclear weapons in South Korea and Japan to contain the threat from North Korea.

"I do not think that the deployment of nuclear weapons in South Korea and Japan poses a direct threat to Russia. However, the situation will be monitored and analyzed," RIA Novosti news agency quoted Ozerov as saying.

Ozerov also stressed that, if necessary, the military leadership can make its proposals on the issue of security.

According to him, under the guise of the threat "from North Korea", the U.S. wants to strengthen its presence in the Asian region.

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