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Poland's PM: US election extend defense talks

Other News Materials 1 August 2008 17:26 (UTC +04:00)
Poland's PM: US election extend defense talks

Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland says that talks over accepting a U.S. missile defense base "could take some more time" because of the upcoming American presidential election, reported AP.

Warsaw has rejected as "unsatisfactory" the security guarantees that Washington offered in return for possibly placing 10 interceptors in northern Poland.

Tusk said Friday that talks continue but that the U.S. is focused on the November election.

Tusk tells TVP Info television that U.S. presidential elections are a "sort of a breakthrough and for that reason we can assume that these talks could take some more time."

He says provisions that would free Poland from legal and financial responsibility if the interceptors are used remain a sticking point.

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