Saturday, Oct 10th, 2009
The new missile plan from US President Barack Obama’s administration raises questions and Moscow is waiting for Washington to explain its intentions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
“The statements that are constantly being voiced raise more questions than answers,” Lavrov told reporters during a visit to the Moldovan capital for a summit of ex-Soviet countries.
“We would like to receive full clarification,” Lavrov added, referring to the plan presented by the Obama administration last month to replace an older plan backed by George W. Bush that would have placed missile defence facilities in eastern Europe.
Moscow and Washington are now holding talks so Russia can “understand the configuration” of the new missile defence system, Lavrov said, but he added that reports of some US proposals were raising eyebrows in Moscow.