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Russia halts border missile plan

Posted By admin On January 28, 2009 @ 11:21 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Russia has halted plans to deploy missiles near the Polish border, a Russian news agency quoted the military as saying on Wednesday, in what could be a sign Moscow is seeking better ties with the new U.S. president.

But there was no official confirmation and a Kremlin official said its position had always been that it would only deploy the missiles if Washington defied Moscow by implementing its plan for a missile shield in eastern Europe.


Russia halts border missile plan  161008pptv2 [2]

Moscow says the U.S. interceptor system, proposed by former President George W. Bush, threatens its security. President Barack Obama has not reversed Bush’s decision but has said he will consider it on its merits.

The report that the Russian deployment has been suspended follows a phone conversation this week between Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Analysts said such a move could open the way for dialogue on other disputes between their countries. 

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