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Czechs make “big mistake” on U.S. radar: Russia

August 21, 2007

By  Chris Baldwin MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s military chief told the Czech Republic on Tuesday that hosting a U.S. missile defense shield would be a “big mistake” and urged Prague to delay a decision until a new U.S. president was elected.

The Czech Republic is considering whether to accept a radar station that would form part of a U.S. missile shield — a system designed to intercept and destroy missiles from “rogue states” but which Moscow sees as a threat to its security.

“We say it will be a big mistake by the Czech government to put this radar site on Czech territory….

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