Romania, US begin negotiations on missile shield

Last Updated: Friday, June 18, 2010 - 21:44

Bucharest (Romania): A Romanian official
says negotiations have begun with the US on placing
anti-ballistic interceptors in Romania as part of a revamped
US missile shield.
US Undersecretary of State Ellen Tauscher is in Romania
leading a team that is negotiating technical details and legal
issues with Romanian officials to reach an agreement on the
shield.

Bogdan Aurescu, state secretary for strategic affairs,
said late yesterday there is no deadline to finalise, but the
two teams want to progress rapidly.
In February, the country`s top defence body approved a US
proposal to place anti-ballistic interceptors in Romania by
2015.

President Traian Basescu said the measure was not
directed against Russia.

PTI



First Published: Friday, June 18, 2010 - 21:44

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