Saturday, November 20, 2010
A missile defence system covering all Nato countries has been agreed at the alliance’s summit in Lisbon, US President Barack Obama has said.
The shield would cover all Nato members in Europe and North America.
Nato is also backing the swift ratification of the Start treaty between the US and Russia, cutting nuclear weapon stockpiles.
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The summit will discuss Afghanistan on Saturday, with plans to end combat operations by 2014.
Nato will ask Russia to co-operate on missile defence and join the system.
On Saturday, leaders will meet Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who is attending the summit.
Discussions will also focus on a shift in strategy for Nato in Afghanistan.
This article was posted: Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 6:36 am