Czech Green Party MP asks Obama to reconsider missile shield

Czech Green Party MP Olga Zubová wrote an open letter to US President-elect Barack Obama, asking him to review the US commitment to the planned military radar base on Czech soil for the proposed “missile shield.” “For the Czech Republic you as the new president of the United States are bringing hope to three quarters of the Czech population who, in recent polls, have repeatedly stated their disagreement with the intended bilateral missile denfence treaty to station the radar base on Czech soil, which is to be ratified in the near future by Czech parliament,” says Zubová in her letter.

“There is a common belief shared by many Czechs that it is you who can guarantee a peace solution, a democratic dialogue and the prevention of useless tension escalation,” says the letter. (Aktuálne, Prague, Nov. 7)

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