MOSCOW, May 25 (RIA Novosti) – The United States plans to collaborate with Russia on missile issues and Afghanistan, but not planetary defense from space threats, a senior US diplomat said Saturday.
Russia and the US are preparing a number of decisions for the Putin-Obama talks due in Northern Ireland on June 17-18, but there are no agreements on missile defense among them, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov has said.
Moscow intends to insist on getting legally binding guarantees on the non-direction of the U.S. missile shield at Russia and the Kremlin says the proposal of U.S. President Barack Obama to conclude a compromise agreement on the missile shield sphere transparency is not enough, Kommersant newspaper reported on Friday.
A top Kremlin aide, Nikolai Patrushev, who is in Washington this week, is carrying a letter from President Vladimir Putin to President Obama, according to the Russian Embassy in D.C.
The United States’ insistence on pursuing a missile defense system in Europe is standing in the way of further cuts to Russia’s nuclear deterrent forces, Russia’s top general said on Thursday at an international security conference in Moscow.
Republican US lawmakers are taking steps to bar the United States from sharing classified missile defense technology information with Russia, draft legislation that was amended in the US Congress Wednesday shows.
The top U.S. military officer says Russian missile shipments to Syria are “ill-timed” and “very unfortunate.”
General Martin Dempsey concerned anti-ship missile transfer could aid regime, prolong conflict; ‘ill-timed and very unfortunate,’ Dempsey terms decision
Yakhont delivered to Assad; Russia sends warships to Syria. Russian Yakhont anti-ship cruise missile. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Russia sold advanced Yakhont antiship cruise missiles to Syrian President Bashar Assad, outfitted with an advanced guidance system that makes them more effective [...]
MOSCOW, May 16 (UPI) – Missile defense and intelligence sharing are issues the Russian government is considering with the United States, a Russian government aide said. Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama in response to a message [...]