Russia alarmed at decision to station U.S. ships in Spain for NATO missile defense systerm

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov,  April 15, 2011

From Henry Meyer, Bloomberg:  Russia is alarmed at the U.S. decision to station four ships at a base on Spain’s Atlantic coast as part of an American-led NATO missile defense system, the Foreign Ministry said.

The U.S. approach to developing its capability against missile threats in Europe is “unacceptable,” the ministry said in a statement published on its website today.

Russia “cannot but be alarmed because already in the first phase it’s leading to a substantial buildup of the U.S. anti- missile capability in Europe,” the ministry said.  (photo: Getty)

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