Russia Wants Presence At Missile-Defense Sites




 
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Russia Wants Presence At Missile-Defense Sites
 
April 9th, 2008  
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Topic: Russia Wants Presence At Missile-Defense Sites


Russia Wants Presence At Missile-Defense Sites
USA Today
April 9, 2008
Pg. 7

Russia wants its military officers to be present at all times at planned U.S. missile-defense sites in Poland and the Czech Republic to make sure Russia is not a target, the Russian foreign minister said Tuesday.
Sergey Lavrov warned that if Poland and the Czech Republic resist, that could "devaluate" U.S. efforts to assuage Russian concerns about the missile shield. Russia wants "permanent presence of our officers and reliable means of technical control" to make sure the 10 U.S. missile interceptors in Poland and radar in the Czech Republic are not directed at Russia, Lavrov said. The Bush administration has said it would not oppose periodic Russian inspections of the two proposed sites, if the Czech and Polish governments approved.
 


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