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10:15  05 august  2019
10:15  05 august  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison later echoed Reynolds' comments that the missiles would not be "It' s not been asked of us , not being considered , not been put to us . I think I can rule a line under that The U . S . says it plans to begin testing new missiles that would have been prohibited under the accord.

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(Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out hosting U.S. missile bases in Australia, and said no such request was made during key diplomatic talks between the two allies over the weekend.

Australia Won’t Consider Hosting U.S. Missiles, PM Morrison Says© Bloomberg U.S. Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo And Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Ann Payne News Conference

“That’s not something the government would consider,” Morrison told reporters Monday. “It’s not being asked of us, it’s not being considered. It’s not being put to us. So, you know, I think I can rule a line under that.”

Speaking to reporters on the way to Australia Saturday, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said he was in favor of deploying U.S. missiles to Asia within months, though didn’t specify an exact timeline, the type of weapons, or where exactly they would be positioned, the New York Times reported.

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Donald Trump said that North Korea’ s recent tests of short-range rockets and missiles may run afoul of United Nations resolutions but haven’ t Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a Bangkok summit earlier on Friday that the missile tests wouldn’ t interfere with U . S . efforts to re-start talks with Kim.

Mark Esper, from left, Mike PompeoMarise Payne, and Linda Reynolds on Aug. 4.

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Australia’s Defense Minister Linda Reynolds said earlier she raised the issue with Esper when she met him in Sydney at the weekend, after reading of his plans in the media.

“I can confirm that he made no request and he wasn’t anticipating any request,” Reynolds told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio Monday.

The U.S. is Australia’s most important strategic ally, and some 2,500 U.S. Marines are stationed in the northern city of Darwin.

Esper and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo at the weekend participated in the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations, or AUSMIN talks, which have served as the principal forum for the allies’ joint strategic, foreign and defense policies for 34 years.

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