Czech Republic refused the U.S. missile defense plans

Czech Republic refused the U.S. missile defense plansU.S. will not have to own the Czech countryside center of early warning of missile attack. According to the Minister of Defence Czech Republic, both countries can cooperate well in other areas.

In the Czech Republic will not be the center of the European missile defense, "which would transmit information to the U.S. anti-missile umbrella, "said Czech Defense Minister Alexandr Vondra after meeting with Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn." Czech Republic will find another opportunity to role in the project, "- he said, admitting that Prague and Washington," pretty spheres in which the two countries can cooperate very well. "

Earlier Vondra given to understand that Prague is not satisfied with the role given to it in the issue of European missile defense. "Our vision for the future co-operation a few more diverse than one or two rooms in what will be monitors (the new center of early warning of missile attack.) They would give us a picture, but would not allow us in any way to react to the existing situation," — quoted by RIA Announcements section of the Czech defense minister.

In this case, Prague will not be able to influence decision-making and will only pass on the information. "If we want to bring something, then it has to make sense from the standpoint of the defense of our country.'s Just that we do not wish it was so called consolation prize. We wish that it had a practical meaning for us," — said Vondra.

Previously, the ability to place in the Czech Republic South American center ABM said the Primeminister Czech Republic Petr Necas. But last week, the head of the Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg after talks with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held in Washington, DC, said that in the beginning you should wait for the outcome of negotiations between the U.S. and Russia, and the consultations inside NATO.

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