Russia to target European missile shield if talks fail

November 23rd, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Nov 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will deploy, if necessary, offensive weaponry in the southern and western parts of the country to target elements of the US-backed European missile shield, President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday.

Medvedev outlined a series of possible “appropriate measures” against the US interceptor missiles and radars being deployed in Europe if missile defence talks between Moscow and Washington resulted in failure.

“If the measures listed [in the statement] not be sufficient, Russia will deploy in the west and the south of the country advanced offensive weapons systems, which will target the European component of the [US] missile defence network,” Medvedev said.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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