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    Russia and China condemn US plans to missiles to South Korea, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia and China condemn plans to deploy US missiles to South Korea, a move they believe will hurt the strategic security in the region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

    Russian and Chinese foreign affairs officials held a fourth round of talks on security in northeastern Asia earlier in the day in the aftermath of the US-Seoul decision to bring Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missiles to the Korean Peninsula.

    "There is concern on both sides [in Russia and China] about the US-South Korean decision to deploy THAAD missiles in the country's south. Such actions by the US and South Korea do not correspond to their stated goals and threaten to deal serious damage to the strategic security of neighboring countries, including China and Russia, and worsen the situation in the country," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

    The Russian ministry said that Chinese and Russian officials had thrashed out a wide range of security issues the region currently faced, and agreed that the situation in northeastern Asia had markedly deteriorated.

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