China, Russia and Iran considers missile shield:
Russia has announced plans to pursue talks with Iran and China about a global missile shield.
Ria Novosti reports that Russia’s representative to NATO, Dmitri Rogozin, will travel to China and Iran in mid-January to discuss the subject.
Rogozin told the members of the Russian Duma: “I would like to inform you that, as dictated by the mission from the president, we will soon travel to China and Iran to examine issues regarding global missile shields in these countries.”
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has told his country’s armed forces to consider possible measures to counter NATO and U.S. missile shields.
Russia has announced that if the U.S. and NATO insist on continuing their missile shield plans despite Russian opposition, it will aim its missiles at European missile shields.
Russia and NATO have reached an impasse in their talks about missile shields because the West has refused to provide a legal guarantee that its defence shield will not threaten Moscow.
China warns West do not attack Iran:
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