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08-15-2008, 08:16 AM
Bush pleased by missile deal between U.S., Poland


www.chinaview.cn (http://www.chinaview.cn) 2008-08-15 04:21:40

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President George W. Bush is "very pleased" that the United States and Poland have reached a deal on deploying elements of the missile shield in the country on Thursday.

"The president was very pleased with this development," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

Polish and U.S. negotiators signed a deal in Warsaw earlier Thursday and the deal was signed by Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer and U.S. chief negotiator John Rood.

The United States plans to base missile interceptors in Poland and radar units in the Czech Republic as part of a project to extend the missile defense system to Europe. Russia has voiced opposition over the plan and said the plan poses threat to its strategic interests.

The United States has claimed the missile defense system is aimed at states and groups in the Middle East that are seeking weapons of mass destruction, not against Russia.