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Romania 'to host US missile shield'

RomaniaPosted by Chambers of Commerce Sweden - Southeast Europe Mon, February 08, 2010 23:50:59

Romania has agreed to host missile interceptors as part of a new US defence shield, its president says. President Traian Basescu said the plan was approved by the defence council. It still needs parliamentary approval. The US scrapped a previous missile shield, based in Poland and the Czech Republic, which had infuriated Russia. Instead the new system would provide better defence from "the emerging threat" of Iranian short- and medium-range missiles, a US official said. Read more in this BBC article.

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