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US 'shelves Europe missile plan'


The US is to abandon its controversial plan to build a missile defence system in Poland and the Czech Republic, the Czech prime minister has announced.

Reports from the US said it would be dropped as Iran's long-range missile plans had advanced less than predicted.

The US decision marks a major foreign policy shift which could impact on its dealings with Europe, Russia and Iran.

Russia's Ambassador to Nato is Dimitri Rogozin.

He spoke to Martha Kearney on Radio 4's The World At One about the US decision.

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