Gabala Radar Station Will not Defend the USA and EU from Outlaw Countries: NATO Secretary General
The Secretary General of NATO, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, said during a meeting with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, said he particularly explained his proposals on cooperation of Russia and the USA with regards to missile-defence system, especially his proposal on the joint use of the Russian-leased Azerbaijan Gabala Radar Station with the US, Vesti reports.
"Citing myself, I said that I am not a technical expert, but the Gabala Station will not resolve all issues regarding threats of missile launch by outlaw countries. I stressed that there is no impression that the Gabala Station is considered as an alternative for bilateral talks between the USA, Poland and the Czech Republic," the NATO Secretary General stated, RIA Novosti reports. On 7 June, as a result of a meeting with US President George Bush, during the G-8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, Putin highlighted his proposal for the joint use of the Russian-leased Azerbaijani Gabala Radar Station with the US.