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Belarus Responds to U.S. Missile Defense Options

November 17, 2007

MINSK.  Nov  15  (Interfax)  –  Belarus will guarantee its national security  in  new  conditions,  in particular assuming the deployment of elements  of  the  U.S.  missile  defense  in  Europe,  spokesman of the Belarusian Foreign Minsitry Andrei Popov said, commenting on whether the acquisition  of  Russia’s  Iskander  missile system is a reaction to the deployment  of  elements  of  the U.S. missile defense in Poland and the Czech Republic.

“Belarus  sees  no  objective  preconditions  and reasons to deploy missile  defense elements in Europe. We will also guarantee our security in newly emerging conditions,” Popov said.
    
Russian-Belarusian  interaction  in the military and technical area has existed  for quite a long period of time and “this is not a secret,”the spokesman said.
    
“This cooperation  has  been developing and is one of the means of guaranteeing our security,” Popov said.