Russia opposed to U.S. plans to deploy missile-defense in Poland & Czech Republic

Russia Reiterates Concerns Over U.S. Missile Shield

Russia -- Members of the Young Russia organization demonstrate in front of the US embassy in Moscow protest against NATO plans to deploy elements of the US missile defense system in Poland and Czech republic, 04Apr2007

The Young Russia movement demonstrated against the missile-defense plan in Moscow today

(epa)April 4, 2007 — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today reiterated Moscow’s concerns over U.S. plans to deploy elements of a missile-defense shield in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Speaking to students and faculty at Armenia’s Yerevan State University, Lavrov said the missile shield would threaten both Russia and Europe.

“We consider the unilateral decisions on the deployment of elements of the U.S. national missile-defense system in Central and Eastern Europe as creating risks for Russia and the whole of Europe,” Lavrov said.

Washington insists the system is designed to counter missile attacks by “rogue” states like Iran and North Korea.

Lavrov is in Armenia to mark the 15th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Armenia and Russia. He met with President Robert Kocharian and Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian.

Lavrov is due to travel to Turkmenistan today for a two-day visit.

(Interfax, ITAR-TASS)

Comment on Global Research Articles on our Facebook page

Become a Member of Global Research

Articles by: Global Research

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are of sole responsibility of the author(s). The Centre for Research on Globalization will not be responsible for any inaccurate or incorrect statement in this article. The Centre of Research on Globalization grants permission to cross-post Global Research articles on community internet sites as long the source and copyright are acknowledged together with a hyperlink to the original Global Research article. For publication of Global Research articles in print or other forms including commercial internet sites, contact: [email protected] contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of "fair use" in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than "fair use" you must request permission from the copyright owner.

For media inquiries: [email protected]