The commander of US troops stationed in South Korea said on Tuesday he had proposed deploying an advanced missile-defense system to the country, to counter the growing threat of North Korea’s weapons capabilities.
A day after the United States promised new missile defense interceptors to guard against a North Korean attack, Pyongyang has criticised the Americans` "hostile policy" saying it won`t negotiate with them over its nuclear program.
US Vice President Joe Biden said
Thursday that Washington remains determined to deploy its planned
anti-missile system in Europe to counter the danger of Iran`s
nuclear program and its long-range ballistic missiles.
Russian President Dmitry
Medvedev on Monday warned in an interview that he could walk away
from a nuclear disarmament treaty signed last week if a US
missile defence program in Europe creates "imbalance."
Standing alongside US Vice President Joe Biden, Poland`s Prime Minister on Wednesday said that his country was ready to participate in the Obama administration`s revamped plan for a US missile defence shield in Europe.
Russia on Saturday said it will not deploy the smart Iskander-M tactical missiles at Kaliningrad facing the Polish and Lithuanian border following US President Barack Obama`s decision to drop missile shield plans in central Europe.