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Polish PM: No pressure on U.S. over missile shield
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2009-04-03 14:01
Poland will not press the U.S. over the planned installation on its territory of a U.S. missile shield, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Thursday.

"We will not push the American side over this. We've stated our conditions quite precisely and most have been fulfilled," Tusk said when asked about the agenda of his planned Prague talks with U.S. President Barack Obama.

The next step in the shield project entailed waiting for the U.S. side's position on the matter, the prime minister was quoted assaying by Polish news agency PAP.

On Sunday a special EU-U.S. summit will take place in the EU-chairing Czech Republic's capital Prague. Poland will be represented by Tusk and Polish President Lech Kaczynski.

Under the Polish-U.S. accord signed last year, 10 ground base interceptors are to be installed in Redzikowo, northern Poland, part of a larger system that would include a radar system in the Czech Republic.

Russia objects the anti-missile shield plan, warning it will deploy a short-range missile system in its Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad bordering Poland, in response to U.S. plans to set up a missile shield in Poland.

U.S. President Barack Obama has said he supports missile defense in principle but wants to make sure the system is reliable and does not detract from other security priorities. 

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