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NATO missile official cites cooperation with Israel

Israel hold preliminary technical talks with NATO that could lay groundwork for joint missile defense, NATO official says

Published: 05.05.10, 18:32 / Israel News

Israel has held preliminary technical talks with NATO that could lay the groundwork for joint missile defenses, an alliance official said on Wednesday.

Citing a perceived threat from Iran, NATO has called on its 28 members to agree at a November summit in Lisbon to develop jointly a missile defense system to protect Europe.

While not a member of NATO, Israel has boosted cooperation with the alliance as part of its preparations for a possible show-down with the Iranians.

Appearing at a conference outside Tel Aviv, Alan Berry of NATO's Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defense Program Office was asked about the possibility of a future link-up with Israel, which has an extensive a

Added: May-5-2010 
By: aydeo
Iran, Middle East
Tags: NATO, technical talks, Israel, joint missile defense
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