Russia says new U.S. missile strategy will unleash arms race in space

MOSCOW - Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday Washington's new missile defense strategy will lead to a dangerous arms race in space and amounts to a high-tech relaunch of the Cold War-era "Star Wars" program.
In a statement, the ministry described the U.S. plan as confrontational, and said it would deal a blow to already-fragile international stability.
The ministry urged Washington to think again and engage with Russia in constructive talks about the nuclear arms balance "before it's too late."