Hillary Clinton: USA Could reconsider European Missile Defense Plan
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and His Excellency Karel Schwarzenberg, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, hold a joint press conference following bilateral meeting on February 10, 2009 at the State Department in Washington, DC. 
 

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Obama administration might reconsider plans for a missile defence system in Europe, if Iran stopped what U.S. officials believe is a drive for nuclear weapons. Clinton met with Czech Republic Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, whose government - along with Poland - has agreed to host the system.

 

Clinton expressed gratitude to both the Czech Republic and Poland for working with the United States in what she framed as an effort to dissuade and deter Iran from pursuing nuclear weapons and a related long-range missile project. She said the decisions on timing and deployment of the system are "largely technical matters" and said Iranian behaviour would be a key factor in whether the program ultimately goes forward." If we're able to see a change of behavior on the part of the Iranians with respect to what we believe to be their pursuit of nuclear weapons, then you know, we will reconsider where we stand. But we are a long, long way from seeing such evidence of any behaviour change," she said.