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Czech PM Says U.S. Wants Country To Host Missile Radar Base


http://gdb.rferl.org/2E9507A9-5A48-4208-954D-7A23C7DA7501_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/2E9507A9-5A48-4208-954D-7A23C7DA7501_mw800_mh600.jpg Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek (file photo) (RFE/RL) January 20, 2007 -- Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek today said the United States wants Czech Republic to host part of a controversial missile defense system.

Topolanek said Washington wants to build a radar base in the country as part of the system.


U.S. officials have been negotiating with Poland and the Czech Republic to host the anti-missile system, which Russia has criticized as a "destabilizing" move.


(AFP, AP)

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