August 18, 2008
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday she would travel to Poland in coming days to ink a deal on installing US interceptor missiles on Polish territory.
“I’m going to Poland to sign a missile defense agreement in the next couple of days, after the NATO meeting,” she told Fox News Sunday.
Foreign ministers of the 26 NATO members are due to meet in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss the crisis in Georgia, after a five-day war between Tbilisi and Moscow over the pro-Moscow region of South Ossetia.
Relations between Russia and the former Soviet Republic of Poland reached a new low after Moscow voiced fury at Warsaw’s sudden announcement Thursday that it had reached a deal on the long-touted missile shield with the US.
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