Reynolds discussed Defense Minister Mark Esper’s remarks on the deployment of medium-range conventional missiles in the Pacific region on National Radio.
Minister Reynolds said there was no request for the placement of these missiles on Australian soil at the Australian-United States Ministerial Consultation Meetings (AUSMIN) held at the weekend in Sydney with the participation of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
Reynolds said the position of the missile bases is not yet known, but that Australia will not be one of them. I asked. He replied ‘No’ kul.
Following the official withdrawal of the US President Donald Trump’s administration from the Mid-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), Esper told reporters on his flight to Australia that they wanted to deploy a conventional mid-range missile in the Pacific region within a few months.