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Moscow Rejects U.S. Reason For Expanding Missile Defense
February 26, 2007 5:41 a.m. EST
Komfie Manalo - All Headline News Correspondent
Moscow, Russia (AHN) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Sunday rejected the U.S. claim that the planned expansion of its missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic was aimed at targets in Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Lavrov told the Interfax news agency, "To counter threats, even imagined ones, radars and antimissile launch pads wouldn't seem necessary because the trajectories of the imagined missiles flying from Iran or the DPRK go in an absolutely different direction."
"We are studying all this and we must understand what is happening around our borders regarding the configuration of strategic stability," he said.
Washington is planning to deploy a missile defense radar in the Czech Republic and 10 interceptor missiles in Poland as part of the U.S. expanded missile shield against ballistic missiles particularly from what it called "rouge states."
The Bush administration repeatedly assure Moscow that the missile defense system was not intended to harm Russian interests but Russia will not accept this.
Lavrov declared, "We have to use facts."
"We were once told that NATO would not expand and that no military structure would move into eastern Europe. The time of rhetoric has gone and we want to make decisions, guided by real facts, on how our security should be guaranteed," he said.
The planned missile defense plan is straining relations between Moscow and Washington. Last week, a top Russian missile commander issued a warning that its Strategic Missile Forces could target these facilities if Poland and the Czech Republic agrees to host them.