NATO Summit surprised by Putin's treaty threat




 
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April 27th, 2007  
sunb!
 
 

Topic: NATO Summit surprised by Putin's treaty threat


Source Norwaypost.com

The Russian bear is wide awake.


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Delegates to the two-day NATO summit in Oslo were surprised by Russia's threat on Thursday to suspend participation in the CFE arms treaty limiting conventional forces in Europe.

President Vladimir Putin said Russia should put a moratorium on its compliance with the treaty because of concerns over US plans for a missile shield in Europe. Later Russian Foreign Minister Sergej Lavrov confirmed that Russian no longer feels bund by the so-called CFE treaty.

He said the US plans for a rocket shield deployed in Europe indicated that the US and NATO were looking for an enemy. The US wants to station 10 interceptor missiles in Poland, with radar operations in the Czech Republic.
The 1990 Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) treaty limits key offensive weapons like tanks, artillery pieces and aircraft across the continent.

The CFE was adapted in 1999 after the collapse of the Warsaw Pact.

Reacting to Mr Putin's comments at the NATO meeting in Oslo, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said: "That message was met by concern, grave concern, disappointment and regret." He underlined at his press conference that NATO for its part is working for a closer cooperation with Russia.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jons Gahr Stoere will meet with his Russian counterpart in Oslo on Friday.

Russian President Putin's statement is thought to be on the agenda for the talks, as well as Norwegian-Russian relations.
April 28th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
If they were truly "surprised" by Putin's statements then they need to be replaced with people who understand Russia better.
April 28th, 2007  
Gator
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunb!
Source Norwaypost.com

The Russian bear is wide awake.
The United States, along with NATO already have an Actively Engaged Enemy, the United States is at the present fighting 2 Wars.

Perhaps it is Russia who is looking for an Enemy..... the Chechens, while just downing a Russian Troop Helicopter, seem however to be losing steam, so, President Putin may be looking for bigger fish.
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April 29th, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 
wonder if Putin will give up his power next year when his term is over
April 29th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
He may give up the title but he will retain his power regardless.
May 2nd, 2007  
sunb!
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
He may give up the title but he will retain his power regardless.
Former KGB personell will always retain in power.
 


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