US, Poland, Reach Tentative Deal on Missile Defense

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US, Poland, Reach Tentative Deal on Missile Defense

Post by yunowu on Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:24 pm

By David Gollust
State Department
02 July 2008

U.S. officials say the United States and Poland have reached a tentative agreement under which part of a U.S. missile defense system will be based on Polish soil. The deal to station interceptor missiles in Poland still requires top-level Polish government approval. VOA's David Gollust reports from the State Department....

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-02-voa64.cfm

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Polish Officials Say No Firm Deal Yet on Missile Shield

Post by yunowu on Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:36 pm

By VOA News
03 July 2008

Polish officials are downplaying reports that they have reached agreement with the U.S. on plans to base part of an American missile shield in Poland....


http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-03-voa84.cfm

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Polish PM Terms Unsatisfactory Latest US Offer on Missile Shield

Post by yunowu on Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:26 pm

By VOA News
04 July 2008
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk says the latest U.S. incentive for Poland to host part of a U.S. missile defense system is unsatisfactory.

The Polish leader told reporters in Warsaw Friday that his country remains open for further talks on the issue. He called the latest U.S. offer to boost Polish air defenses insufficient. Mr. Tusk said any deal must strengthen Poland's security, upgrade its defenses and include permanent deployment of American Patriot anti-missile systems in Poland, instead of only for a year as the U.S. offered....

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-04-voa52.cfm

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US, Czech Republic Sign Controversial Missile Radar Deal

Post by yunowu on Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:47 pm

By Stefan Bos
Budapest
08 July 2008

The United States and the Czech Republic have signed an agreement that will allow construction of part of a missile defense shield. Stefan Bos from Budapest that the document was signed by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Czech counterpart, despite mounting opposition against the project....
http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-08-voa26.cfm

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Rice Meets Polish Counterpart on Missile Defense

Post by yunowu on Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:48 pm

By David Gollust
State Department
07 July 2008

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met her Polish counterpart, Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, for more talks on a possible Polish role in a U.S. regional missile defense system in Europe. Rice leaves Washington late Monday on a European mission to conclude a missile defense deal with the Czech Republic. VOA's David Gollust reports from the State Department.

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-07-voa17.cfm

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Russia warns US over missile shield

Post by yunowu on Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:17 pm

Russia has said it will use military means if the United States deploys a missile defence shield close to its borders.
The foreign ministry said: "If the real deployment of an American strategic missile defence shield begins close to our borders, then we will be forced to react not with diplomatic methods, but with military-technical methods."

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2008/07/20087818222432698.html

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US Secretary of State in Georgia Hours After Deadly Georgian Firefight

Post by yunowu on Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:03 pm

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09 July 2008
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has arrived in Georgia just hours after a deadly firefight between Georgian troops and separatists in a Russian-backed breakaway region...

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-09-voa21.cfm

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Czechs Protest Russian Threats Against US Missiles

Post by yunowu on Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:32 pm

By VOA News
10 July 2008

Czech officials are accusing Russia of interfering in their internal affairs by threatening military action against a planned U.S. missile defense system on Czech soil...
http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-10-voa57.cfm

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Lithuania Would Consider Hosting US Missile Shield if Asked

Post by yunowu on Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:42 am

By VOA News
18 June 2008
Lithuania's defense minister says his country would consider hosting parts of a U.S. missile defense system if asked, but says no talks on the subject are underway.
http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-06-18-voa35.cfm

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Czechs See Oil Flow Fall and Suspect Russian Ire on Missile System

Post by yunowu on Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:25 pm

By ANDREW E. KRAMER
Published: July 12, 2008

MOSCOW Three days after the Czech Republic signed an agreement with the United States to host a tracking radar for an antiballistic missile system that Russia vehemently opposes, the authorities in Prague said the flow of Russian oil to their country was beginning to dwindle.
In a statement on Friday, Czech officials declined to link the reduced supply to the deal signed Tuesday in Prague. Still, though the flow of oil can vary for technical reasons, it was clear that the Czechs suspected a connection and intended to ask the Russians to explain the decline...
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/12/world/europe/12czech.html?_r=1&ref=world&oref=slogin

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