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NATO Chief: No Summit With Russia Without A Deal On Missile Defense

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh RasmussenNATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says there will be no summit with Russia in May if there is no deal by then on missile defense cooperation.

NATO says its missile defense system is not targeted at Russia but Moscow is unconvinced, and wants legal guarantees that NATO in turn is reluctant to commit to.

Rasmussen told reporters in Brussels on January 26 that if there is no deal on missile cooperation, there will "probably" be no NATO-Russia summit in Chicago on May 20-21.

Separately, Rasmussen urged NATO countries to stick to the "agreed plan" to withdraw troops  by the end of 2014.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy suggested last week that France may drawdown its troops faster than anticipated after four French soldiers were killed by an Afghan soldier.

compiled from agency reports
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by: Eugenio from: Vienna
January 26, 2012 21:31
Wow, NATO is getting ever more dangerous: their are not only getting their soldiers killed in Afghanistan on a daily basis, not only are they been imposed oil-sanction upon by the Islamic Republic of Iran, but they are not even going to meet Putin in May! Poor Putin, what is he going to do now :-)))?
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by: Lev from: Russia
January 28, 2012 17:29
Putin is NATO's man. He will run to his Spanish villa where he will enjoy Western protection from Russian people.

by: Jack from: US
January 27, 2012 01:05
who is losing a sleep over missed NATO-Russia "summit"?

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