Saturday, October 10, 2009

Russia Wants Further Retreat on Missile Shield From Obama

They did not put it exactly like that, but that is the message. Obama has already backed off on the missile shield in Eastern Europe, but that is not good enough for Russia. Will Obama further accommodate Russian demands? I hope not.

"The new missile plan from US President Barack Obama's administration raises questions and Moscow is waiting for Washington to explain its intentions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

"The statements that are constantly being voiced raise more questions than answers," Lavrov told reporters during a visit to the Moldovan capital for a summit of ex-Soviet countries.

"We would like to receive full clarification," Lavrov added, referring to the plan presented by the Obama administration last month to replace an older plan backed by George W. Bush that would have placed missile defence facilities in eastern Europe.

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