Russia: Iran poses us no threat

June 21, 2007 16:43

Iran poses no threat to Russia, top diplomats and military officials said Thursday as Moscow pressed its argument for the United States to abandon plans for a missile defense system in Europe. "As far as the possibility of a threat from the south that our American partners have been talking about, it merely does not exist," Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak was quoted by the ITAR-Tass news agency as saying. At a separate briefing, the chief of Russia's general staff voiced similar sentiments. "A missile threat from Iran looks hypothetical, while the United States suggests establishing a major missile defense system already now, although there is no need for this whatsoever," Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky was quoted by ITAR-Tass as saying.

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