Skip to comments.Russia wants 'red button' rights for US missile defence system
Posted on 04/10/2011 10:09:44 AM PDT by Nachum
A top Kremlin official has told the United States Russia wants "red button" rights to a new US-backed missile defence system for Europe, a move that would allow it to influence the shield's day-to-day operational use.
Sergey Ivanov, Russia's deputy prime minister, made the controversial demand during a visit to the United States where he met with top officials including Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State.
"We insist on only one thing," he said of the nascent US-backed missile defence shield. "That we are an equal part of it."
"In practical terms, that means that our office will sit for example in Brussels and agree on a red-button push to launch an interceptor missile, regardless of whether the missile is launched from Poland, Russia or the UK."
Russia has been pushing hard for a prominent role in the new missile shield for months but with little noticeable success as Washington and its allies remain deeply sceptical of Russia's reliability as a political and military partner.
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Tough toenails Rooskie
Tell them to want in one had, and crap in the other. See which one fills up faster!
We develop technology for our defense and this administration just gives it away and now wants to let them control our defenses.
I just don’t get us any longer.
If they want an equal part of it,let them pay for their equal part up front.That should shut them up .
Meanwhile the Russians supply hamas with state of the art laser guided anti-tank missiles for use on Israeli school buses, the one last week launched from two miles away.
Up yours, Ivan.
Yeah, and people in Hell want ice water. Not happening!
I'm not so sure. Knowing Obama, he'll give it to them with a red ribbon tied around it.
"Here ya' go!"