European ABM: Washington ready to meet Russian concerns

The United States will continue discussions related to the creation of a missile defense system in Europe and ready to answer all the concerns in Moscow, said Michael Mullen the joint Chief of staff U.S in Washington on Monday.

“We are continuing the negotiations, they continue today. We understand the concerns of Russia and we will do everything to clarify our positions. We are determined to cooperate,” Admiral Mullen told reporters.

A Russian delegation including the representative of Russia to the NATO, Dmitri Rogozin, and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, is visiting the United States.
The United States plans to deploy in 2015 to 2020 a third positioning area of missile defense system in Europe. Moscow opposes the project, whereas the establishments of a missile shield near its borders threaten the Russian strategic potential.

The idea to initiate cooperation to create a European missile defense system was formulated in November 2010 during the NATO-Russia summit in Lisbon. The Atlantic Alliance emphasizes the development of two missile defense systems independent but coordinated: one Russian, the other otanien. Moscow proposes for its part to create an indivisible system incorporating features of both parties.

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