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Russia Warns U.S. On Missile Shield


May 7, 2007 -- The head of Russia's strategic missile forces has warned that Russia will take "adequate measures" if Washington goes ahead with plans to deploy elements of a missile-defense shield in Poland and the Czech Republic.


Nikolai Solovtsov today reiterated Moscow's stance that the U.S. shield poses a threat to Russia.


The United States insists that the system is aimed at countering attacks from "rogue states" such as Iran or North Korea.


(AFP, Interfax, ITAR-TASS)


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