Witold Waszczykowski, the Polish Deputy Foreign Minister, stated in Washington on 27 June that Poland considers Russia's proposal on the use of Gabala Radar Station in Azerbaijan as a 'dirty trick' aimed at suspending talks among the United States, Poland and the Czech Republic on the deployment of interceptor missiles.
The Polish deputy foreign minister leads a delegation in talks with the United States on the deployment of interceptor missiles, RIA Novosti reports.
The Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed earlier in June that the US use the powerful Gabala radar station Russia leases from the Caucasus state to monitor possible attacks from Iran and North Korea instead of opening installations in Central Europe
Waszczykowski said Wednesday it was a well-calculated move aimed at blocking or freezing discussions, although he added that Poland was not opposing separate US-Russian talks on the Gabala radar while Washington and Warsaw continue discussions on the deployment of ten interceptor missiles in Poland.
"An agreement on the construction of an air defence base in Poland with ten interceptor missiles can be signed by September 2007," Waszczykowski added.