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US nearing Czech deal on missile defense

March 31, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior U.S. missile defense negotiator says the United States is nearing a deal with the Czech Republic to install a radar on Czech soil.

John Rood, the U.S. State Department’s undersecretary for arms control and international security, says negotiations could be wrapped up within days “with a burst of activity.”

The Czech Republic is also saying that it is ready to sign a deal. Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek is quoted in a Czech newspaper Monday as saying that the last problems in negotiations have been cleared away. He says an announcement could come at NATO‘s summit in Bucharest, Romania that begins Wednesday.

The Czech parliament would have to approve any deal reached by the government.