Saturday, Sept 19th, 2009
The United States, NATO and Russia should consider integrating their missile defence systems, the Western alliance’s secretary general said Friday.
In a major speech outlining his vision for enhanced ties with Moscow, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen issued his call 24 hours after US President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap a plan to install an anti-missile shield and radar in eastern Europe.
“NATO wants Russia to be a real stakeholder in European and international security,” Rasmussen said at the Western alliance’s Brussels HQ. “We need Russia as a partner in resolving the great issues of our time.
“We should explore the potential for linking the US, NATO and Russia missile defence systems at an appropriate time,” he underlined.
This article was posted: Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 5:53 am