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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 10:20 AM
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432. Well, 2 weeks after that article, the Russian are positive about Obama's plans
New US ABM plan not a threat to Russia – FM

“The project cancelled by President Obama’s administration – the missile shield bases in Eastern Europe – was definitely creating risks for Russia’s security. The new project, which replaces it, creates good conditions for dialogue. Our initial evaluation shows it isn’t creating risks for us,” Lavrov said.

He also added that, these days, the Russian side has planned to hold consultations with American partners in order to “better understand the configuration of the mobile US ABM system, which is aimed at neutralising threats.”

Dmitry Polikanov, a political analyst from the Russian public opinion research center, told RT that the new US missile defense project has a major difference.

“The Patriot missile systems are designed for the interception of short- and medium-range missiles, so they are more a tactical, than strategic weapons. The major Russian concern with the missile defence project was that it could be a threat to the Russian strategic nuclear arsenal. However, the deployment of Patriots will not create a security challenge for the Russian strategic forces,” Polikanov said.

http://www.russiatoday.com/Politics/2009-10-07/us-abm-r...


So I'd say the decision did do a lot to promite peace in international relations.
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