TENSIONS of global conflict have escalated after Russia and China agreed to team up to blast Trump’s lethal missile system in South Korea if he launches an attack, according to reports.
According to the Chinese state-controlled news agency Xinhua, Chinese and Russian officials agreed to safeguard their security interests by preparing a series of “countermeasures” against the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system in South Korea which was originally launched to counter Kim Jong-un’s growing nuclear arsenal.
After the security meeting between Chinese and Russian officials in China, Xinhua published a statement which said the countermeasures will be prepared to achieve “strategic balance in the region.”
Andrew Martin, a Dean at the University of Michigan told a South Korean newspaper, said: “It is clear that the nuclear issue in North Korea is not going to disappear.
“With regard to THAAD, my thinking is ultimately the Trump administration will be supportive of it moving forward.
“A lot of that turns on the relationship with China and I think that certainly we’ve seen since the election and I suspect we will see in months to come the U.S.-China relationship will continue to be strained.
But James Mattis, a retired general and former commander of US Central Command, said America’s chances of working with Russia were getting slimmer by the day.
The 66-year-old added: “I think it’s under the biggest attack since World War Two sir, and that’s from Russia, from terrorist groups and with what China is doing in the South China Sea.
“Russia is raising grave concerns on several fronts and China is shredding trust along its periphery.”
Full article: World War 3? Russia and China TEAM UP and agree to BLAST Donald Trump’s missile system (Express)