By JERUSALEM POST STAFFPublished: JUNE 21, 2007 16:43Advertisement
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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