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Slovak PM slams U.S. for missile defense “adventure”

September 5, 2007

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico criticized the United States for bypassing NATO with a plan to deploy a missile defense system in central Europe, calling the project an adventure.

Washington is negotiating with Slovakia‘s neighbors, Poland and the Czech Republic, on installing interceptor missiles and a radar base on their soil as a protection against attacks by what it calls rogue states, such as Iran or North Korea.

Slovakia’s leftist leader Fico said the United States should have discussed any such project with its partners in the NATO alliance.

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Just a note:
I p[ersonally witnessed U.S. discussions with NATO on missile defense starting in 1992…..