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Baku Says Use Of Radar Station Raises Security Concerns


September 19, 2007 -- A senior Azerbaijani official says joint U.S.-Russian use of a radar station in Azerbaijan would raise security concerns for the country.


Moscow has proposed the United States share use of the station, currently run by Russia, as an alternative to a planned U.S. missile-defense system in Europe.


Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov today said joint use of the Qabala radar station would increase the threat to Azerbaijan.


"Therefore, the issue of security guarantees for Azerbaijan will become increasingly important," he said.


(AP)

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