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    Washington deliberately exaggerates the missile threat for the sake of boosting its military worldwide, China's Central Military Commission Joint Staff Department said.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — China and Russia agree that the US global missile defense network will harm strategic stability in the world, the deputy chief of operations at China's Central Military Commission Joint Staff Department, Maj. Gen. Cai Jun, said Tuesday.

    "China and Russia have a similar stance on the issue of missile defense and both oppose the efforts by any countries or groups of countries to create this system unilaterally and at the expense of the strategic stability and international security," Cai Jun said at the Xiangshan Forum.

    He noted that after withdrawal from the air defense treaty the United States has stepped up its efforts in the field of missile defense systems development, for which "a significant part of the world community, including Russia and China, [is] demonstrating a negative attitude."

    Cai Jun stressed that Washington was "deliberately exaggerating the threat from the so-called zone of possible missile attack and developing a missile defense system, greatly superior to the real needs of the protection of its territory."

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