'Early to speak about Gabala radar role in Russia-US cooperation'

Tue 17 Apr 2012 05:21 GMT | 09:21 Local Time

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'Russia’s proposals to use Gabala radar jointly with the US remain in force'.

The statement came from Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov at the press-conference today, APA reports.

Ryabkov said that this proposal was made by Russian President Vladimir Putin during Bush administration and was on agenda during Obama administration too:
“Unfortunately US didn’t respond positively. In 2010, Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev also put forward similar proposal at the NATO Lisbon Summit. In general, he proposed to install joint Russia-US anti-missile system. It included the proposal on joint use of Gabala radar by Russia and the US and to share information getting by the radar with the United States.

Unfortunately the US and NATO chose another way - to create anti-missile systems in Eastern Europe. Choosing the way without us is their deal. But subsequent developments showed that NATO, US and Russia had common interests, one of which is related to Gabala Radar Station. I would like to note once again that Russia’s proposal on joint use of Gabala Radar Station has been still remaining in force. But it is early to say which role the Gabala Radar Station will play in Russia-US cooperation in this sphere”.

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