Friday, July 10, 2009
Russia does not ruled out countering the US missile defense shield in Europe with Iskander-M missile systems, should Washington proceeds with its deployment.
“If we cannot agree on this question (missile defense), then you know the consequences,” said Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Friday, after a summit of the Group of Eight industrialized nations (G8) in the central Italian city of L’Aquila, reports AFP.
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Moscow has threatened to install the potent systems in Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave near Poland which together with the Czech Republic is expected to host elements of the US shield.
“I have nothing to add, and what I said in my address to the nation remains valid,” said Medvedev, referring to a late 2008 speech in which he had introduced the possible Russian response.
This article was posted: Friday, July 10, 2009 at 11:04 am