Sunday, March 25, 2012

Russia-US:no headway on missile defense

Mamonov Roman 

24.03.2012, 16:33

This week, President Dmitry Medvedev has yet again demanded that the US should provide guarantees that its European missile defense system is not directed against Russia. Medvedev said that the system as such was design to disrupt the nuclear parity.
This week, President Dmitry Medvedev has yet again demanded that the US should provide guarantees that its European missile defense system is not directed against Russia. Medvedev said that the system as such was design to disrupt the nuclear parity. Russia’s defense ministry has announced plans to call a missile defense conference in Moscow, and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama have arranged to meet shortly after Putin’s inauguration in May. But a Russia-NATO summit has been cancelled, NATO’s Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. Evidently, Moscow and Washington are set on entering a new phase in bilateral relations. The new phase is expected to be set into motion on May 7th, the day of the inauguration of President-elect Vladimir Putin. Most experts believe that the reset in Russia-US relations which was launched by Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama will now undergo changes, first of all, in connection with the deepening differences over the European missile defense system.

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