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Russian Diplomat: NATO Causing Confrontation with Russia

June 29, 2016 (EIRNS)—In Vienna, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksey Meshkov told yesterday's annual security review conference of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) that it is NATO that is openly converting interaction with Russia into confrontation.

"The current state of affairs is dismaying," he said.

"Ever more obvious is the high price of the lack of a stable and effective edifice of security that should have united the countries of Euro-Atlantic and Eurasia on the principle of indivisible security. NATO is openly converting interaction with Russia into the logic of confrontation. There is no other way of interpreting the alliance’s policy of building up the military potential on the eastern flank and the official policy of containing Russia."

"U.S. plans for deploying a U.S. missile defense in Europe makes the strategic situation in Europe still worse," Meshkov.

"It is noteworthy that Washington is not going to revise its missile defense plans even despite progress at the talks on the Iranian nuclear problem."

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