Russia tones down criticism of new U.S. missile plans

The Star
Thursday 21st March, 2013

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia signalled on Thursday that a change in U.S. plans for a European anti-missile shield could help the two sides make progress towards resolving a dispute that has severely strained ties between them. On Friday, the United States announced plans to deploy 14 new anti-missile interceptors in Alaska after North Korea threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike, and said it would forgo development of a new interceptor that would have been deployed in central Europe. Cold War-era foes Moscow and Washington have long been at loggerheads over the shield in Europe, and President Ba…

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