US and Poland reach preliminary agreement on missile defense shield

US and Poland reach preliminary agreement on missile defense shield
# 15 August 2008 09:09 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Lachin Sultanova –APA. Washington and Warsaw signed a preliminary agreement to put an American missile interceptor base in Poland. US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Rood and Polish deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer signed the agreement, APA reports quoting international media. United States agreed to help augment Poland’s defenses with Patriot missiles in exchange for placing 10 missile defense interceptors in the country. According to the document US permanent garrison will be deployed on Poland’s soil until 2012 and Poland will receive military aid from the United States if its security is threatened by the third country.
On July 8, the United States signed an agreement with Czech Republic to deploy its radar system in this country. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg signed this document. The radar system must be ready for exploitation in 2014.
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED