Russia Proposed to Link up "Russian Opportunities", For Example Gabala Radar to US Missile Shield, Says Russian President

Other News Materials 16 November 2008 12:36 (UTC +04:00)

Russia proposed to link up "Russian opportunities", for example Gabala radar in Azerbaijan, to the US missile shield, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in Washington while addressing Council for International Relations, authoritative scientific-research non-governmental organization, ITAR-TASS reported. He stated once again that Russia is not going to take counter measures in a response to the US plans to create missile shield first of all. "We do not want to install anything at all," Medvedev said. He noted that the intentions of deploying radar tracking station in Czechia and 10 interceptors in Poland are not "our invention". "From the very start, our position was to come to agreement with Americans," Medvedev said.

Medvedev said Russia does not refuse to discuss cooperation proposals made earlier with the United States in the field of missile shield. "It would be better to have global missile shield than its fragmented national elements," Russian leader said.

Barrack Obama's election as US president opens "good opportunities" to reach mutual understanding on missile shield," Medvedev said. "I think there are good opportunities to address this problem," Russian President noted.He said it can be achieved either by establishing Moscow-Washington cooperation in building genuine global missile shield or America's taking into consideration Russia's concerns. "First messages" that Russia obtained from Obama's circle shows that "our partners think of this problem, but not want just to stamp it," Medvedev said.