OSLO, Feb 9 (KUNA) -- Norway expressed Saturday its opposition to the
deployment of a US missile defense shield in Europe.
Defense Minister Anne-Grete Strom-Erichsen, upon arrival from the NATO
conference held in Lithuania, said her country was the only member that
publically declared its opposition to the deployment of the shield in Poland
or the Czech Republic.
The shield is to protect Europe from long-range missiles launched from Iran
or North Korea.
She explained that Norway's stance stemmed from its belief that NATO
countries should defend themselves, and was also based on the Norwegian
political stance against bringing any tension to the European continent. (end)
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