Dmitry Medvedev Says Russia May Target U.S.-Backed European Missile Shield

Nov 23, 2011, 10:35 by R.E. Christian

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday his country might target the U.S.-backed European missile shield with its own missiles.

Medvedev told the Russian news agency RIA Novosti if necessary, Russia would deploy offensive weaponry in the southern and western parts of the country targeting U.S. interceptor missiles and radar.

That action would be taken, he said, if missile defense talks between Washington and Moscow result in failure.

The United States has been promoting the missile shield with sites in Eastern Europe as a defense deter possible attack by Iran, not as a threat to Russia.

Source: UPI