Czech PM confirms Obama scrapped plans for US missile shield

Obama has decided to scrap plans for a U.S. missile defense shield in the Czech Republic and Poland, the Czech prime minister confirmed Thursday.

Czech PM confirms Obama scrapped plans for US missile shield

President Barack Obama has decided to scrap plans for a U.S. missile defense shield in the Czech Republic and Poland that had deeply angered Russia, the Czech prime minister confirmed Thursday.

Premier Jan Fischer told reporters that Obama phoned him overnight to say that "his government is pulling out of plans to build a missile defense radar on Czech territory."

"The same happened with Poland. Poland was informed in the same way about this intention," Fischer said.

Agencies

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