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Russia renews threats over US missile shield

Press TV [1]
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.

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