Russian response to U.S. moratorium on missile deployment plan to give up anti-missile bases
” Iskander “tactical missile system Source: China News
Dow Jones reported that U.S. President Barack Obama to abandon the anti-missile base in Czech Republic and Poland, Russia suspended in border with Poland, “enclave” Kaliningrad deployment “Iskander” tactical missile program. Sources said the plan may even be canceled.
has been in Russia for U.S. plans to build anti-missile base in Czech Republic and Poland are very unhappy that this threat to their own safety. In response, Russia announced the deployment in Kaliningrad, “Iskander” tactical missiles.
Obama took office, through a variety of ways to improve relations with Russia, including reduction of nuclear weapons to restart negotiations. And renounce the plan, is undoubtedly the most influential one. Build anti-missile base in the U.S. to give up, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin praised the practice “correct and courageous.”
Putin said in a television interview, Obama to abandon the plan, “gives us a good idea,” adding that want to have more similar measures introduced.
In addition, the 18 NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the United States, Russia and NATO should consider the “appropriate time” integrated missile defense system.
17, Obama issued a statement at the White House, renounced the establishment of missile defense bases in Eastern Europe, plans to more advanced distribution in Europe and the interceptor missile sensor response may be a short distance from Iran missile threats.
However, the same day U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates held a press conference said that although the risk of long-range missiles Iran is not expected so much earlier, but in 2015 the United States still plans to deploy missiles in Poland and the Czech Republic.