Obama, Medvedev delicately tackle missile defense

By Sam Youngman
Posted: 1 April 2009
The Hill – Washington, DC, USA

President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that they want to reach a deal on a new treaty on strategic arms, but tiptoed around the controversial issue of missile defense. …

“We are resolved to work together to “strengthen strategic stability, international security and jointly meet contemporary global challenges, while also addressing disagreements openly and honestly in a spirit of mutual respect and acknowledgment of each other’s perspective.”

On the contentious issue of U.S. plans to put a missile defense system in Europe, the two presidents acknowledged they have their differences …


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