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Ashley La Plante AP Comparative 10.17.07 Putin: Russia wants medium-range missiles By Adrian Blomfield in Mosco http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/12/wputin112.xml Summary: President Putin raised the West’s security when he raised the possibility that Russia could build medium-range nuclear weapons capable of hitting Europe. Putin delivered this warning during a meeting with Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates, the American defense secretary, who were in Moscow hoping to end an impasse over Washington’s plans to create an anti-missile shield on former Warsaw Pact territory. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov warned that Moscow would be forced to take measures to “neutralize” the shield if it is built as planned. Although Washington says the shield is meant to counter an Iranian missile strike, Moscow insists it is the true target. However, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty of 1987, which sought the elimination of medium-range nuclear missiles and paved the way for the end of the Cold War will
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