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‘Not productive’ to link US missile defense, Iran in talks: Medvedev

Posted By admin On March 3, 2009 @ 11:10 am In World News | Comments Disabled

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday it was “not productive” to link talks over a US missile defense system in Europe with Iran’s suspected nuclear program as proposed by Washington.”

“If we are to speak about some sort of exchange, the question has not been presented in such a way, because it is not productive,” he said when asked about a letter US President Barack Obama wrote to him regarding the two issues.

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“Our American partners are ready to discuss this problem,” added Medvedev at a joint news conference with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. “This is already good.”

Earlier Tuesday the New York Times reported that Obama suggested in a secret letter sent to Medvedev three weeks ago that Washington would back off deployment of the missile defense shield if Moscow would help stop Iran from developing long-range missiles.

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[5] US missile defence system aimed at Russia: Medvedev: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-missile-defence-system-aimed-at-russia-medvedev.html

[6] GOP plans East Coast missile defense shield to counter Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gop-plans-east-coast-missile-defense-shield-to-counter-iran.html

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