Sarkozy openly denied the United States to deploy anti-missile system in Europe, the role of
picture on 7 November, the EU headquarters in Brussels, EU Presidency French President Nicolas Sarkozy (right) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the press conference. Xinhua News Agency reporters Xu Jin and Quan She
According to Czech news agency reported 14, the EU presidency, French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the southern French city of Nice day at the Russia – EU summit on suddenly and unexpectedly denied the United States plans to deploy in Europe The role of anti-missile system, Czech Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Vondra expressed “very surprised.”
Sarkozy said the U.S. plans to deploy anti-missile system in Europe will help to bring about European security, which may make the situation complicated.
According to reports, Sarkozy is the first time publicly expressed opposition to the views of the U.S. anti-missile program.
Jie news agency that Mr Sarkozy has said in June, the U.S. plans in Poland and Czech Republic to establish missile defense base will help all allies of security.
Sarkozy also asked Russia in May next year, European Organization for Security and Cooperation meeting in Kaliningrad region will not deploy short-range missiles.
According to reports, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, willing to address this issue be postponed until other measures to make a decision after that meeting.
Sarkozy in common with the 14 reporters at the conference, Medvedev said, in the Kaliningrad region is to deploy short-range missiles to the United States agreed to several European countries to establish their own territory anti-missile base in an appropriate response.
Vondra said in Prague, Czech Republic in the French did not advance to inform this view, Sarkozy’s position this spring with his NATO summit in Bucharest, the position is not consistent.
he said to his knowledge, the French EU presidency has not been with the Russian President to discuss the issue of U.S. anti-missile program authorization.
addition to Sarkozy and Medvedev, the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, EU foreign and security affairs chief Javier Solana and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner also attended the day’s meeting. (Yellow band)