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Russia And Azerbaijan Confirm Readiness To Host US Anti-Missile System | June 23, 2007

The defence chiefs of Russia and Azerbaijan confirmed Wednesday their countries’ readiness to host part of a US missile defence system at a Russian-leased radar station in Azerbaijan, Interfax news agency reported. Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said during talks with his Azeri counterpart Safar Abiyev that Russia is “ready for the joint use of the Gabala radar station either on a bilateral or trilateral basis,” Russian defence ministry advisor Ilshat Baichurin was quoted as saying.

After the meeting, Abiyev said: “We confirmed Azerbaijan’s readiness for the joint use by Russia and the United States of the radar station in Gabala and we signed the relevant protocol,” Interfax reported.

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