From the Department of State at General James Jones led a delegation of U.S. officials to September 1 ceremonies in Gdansk, Poland, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II. On the sidelines of the ceremonies Jones held an hourlong conference with Sikorski and other Polish officials.

Jones updated Sikorski on the current U.S. review of the proposed, limited, ground-based ballistic missile defense system. “General Jones stressed that the aim of the review is to enhance European and American defense in light of an emerging threat from Iran,” the White House said in a prepared statement that was based on the meeting.

Jones told Polish officials that the United States has not made any decisions regarding the missile defense system, but as part of the review process, the United States will engage in “a strategic dialogue” with Poland. (photo: AP)