The Jerusalem Post annual conference: 7 Israeli ministers will meet you there!
Putin seeks close US ties, missile guarantee
ByREUTERS
May 7, 2012 18:30

MOSCOW - Moscow will seek closer ties with the United States but will not tolerate interference in its affairs and wants "firm guarantees" a US missile shield is not aimed against Russia, according to a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Putin set out foreign policy priorities in a wide-ranging decree signed hours after his inauguration to a six-year term as president.



Russia wants to bring cooperation with Washington "to a truly strategic level" but relations must be based on "equality, non-interference in internal affairs and respect for one another's interests," and mutual respect, the decree said.

It said Russia will continue to seek guarantees that US missile defenses are not aimed at undermining Russia's security by weakening its nuclear deterrent.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
February 27, 2017
Three dead, 19 missing as floods hit central Chile

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 7 - 26
    Beer Sheva
    10 - 22
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 13 - 22
    Jerusalem
    14 - 23
    Haifa
  • 14 - 31
    Elat
    9 - 26
    Tiberias