Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend A.Gasimova / The Russian President's proposal on the joint use of the Russian-leased Azerbaijan Gabala Radar Station with the US n response to the plans of the US to establish a missile-defense system in Eastern Europe, reveals that Russia recognizes the potential threats from Iran. "The US President, George Bush, welcomed the Russian President, Vladimir Putin's proposals and we are glad that finally Russia has considered our proposal in co-operation in this sphere," stated Jonathan Henick, the Head of the Office for Public Affairs of the US Embassy in Azerbaijan.
On the 7th of June, as a result of the meeting with US President George Bush, within the G-8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, Putin highlighted his proposal to jointly use the Russian-leased Azerbaijan Gabala Radar Station with the US. According to Henick, Bush stated that presently the goal of the missile-defense system may be considered as a defense through open and transparent methods. "The USA wishes to co-operate to develop the agreement which will ensure the safety of Europe, Azerbaijan, Russia and USA from the nuclear threats Iran imposes," he added.