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Bush rejoiced agreement Poland

August 15 2008

George Bush was very pleased achieved in Warsaw an agreement between the United States and Poland on missile defense (NMD), said press secretary Dana Perino said the White House. "The president is very pleased such an event" - Perino told reporters Thursday in Washington.

According to Press Secretary Bush, the agreement is the culmination of long-reaching negotiations on missile defense between the U.S. and Poland. "I am pleased to announce that negotiations are completed, we have initiated the agreement. It will be considered, and then, as we expect, will be a definitive signature" - Perino said, noting that, according to the U.S. "missile defense is a significant contribution to the collective security NATO ".

However, she stressed that the U.S. missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic is not directed against Russia. "The plan the president of the ABM in no way directed against Russia. Even from a logical point of view, this can not be aimed against Russia, given how Russia could overcome it. The purpose of missile defense is to protect our European allies from any rogue states, including number of missiles from Iran, "- said a spokesman for the U.S. president. Perino was also asked to comment on a number of media reports that a coordinated US-Poland agreement on missile defense includes a provision to establish in Poland a permanent U.S. military bases, as well as a package of measures to strengthen the defense capabilities of Poland.

Press Secretary said it would not have all the details of the agreement and advised journalists to apply to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security John Ore, who on behalf of the United States negotiated with Poland and signed in Warsaw on Thursday reached an agreement. "I would like to remind you that President Bush has said that we recognize the need to modernize the armed forces of Poland and that we have offered them for this assistance," - said Perino.

In connection with the agreements reached Warsaw, a source in the Bush administration told RIA Novosti that the signed document in the Polish capital is now being finalized, it "places all points of the i and after completing this work will be a formal ceremony, the final signing of the agreement on the type of agreement on defense radar in the Czech Republic, who in July signed in Prague, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg.

Place, date and level of signing the interceptor missiles in Poland are now agreed. U.S. and Poland signed in Warsaw on Thursday an agreement to deploy elements of U.S. missile defense system on Polish territory. Document was signed by Deputy Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Rood and Deputy Vice Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer. The Americans intend to deploy a radar in the Czech Republic and ten interceptor missiles in Poland to defend against a perceived threat from Iran. Russia opposes the plans, fearing that these systems can be directed against its security.

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