Russia has expressed concerns over the US missile defense system deployment in northeast Asia as a threat to regional security.

This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov following talks with Japanese officials in Tokyo.

Lavrov said the installation of the THAAD system was a response completely out of proportion to the threat from North Korea.

Both sides discussed issues of strategic interest, including Syria and Ukraine, in the one-day talks among foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia.

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