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But Russia's president says that his country -- me -- target its nuclear missiles.
Bringing Western Europe back into the cross hairs.
It would be the first time that Russia has done that since the end of the Cold War.
Dana Lewis is live in Moscow Dana why is Russia doing this.
-- they're doing it because they're absolutely convinced that the missile defense shield represents a threat to them so.
By threatening Europe they hope probably in it may -- the great Russian bluff to try and -- in public opinion because.
The final decision on this has not been made in the Czech Republic where the radar -- supposed to go the final decision has not been made in Poland.
Where the ten missile interceptors are supposed to go.
And so by threatening to target Europe they hope -- -- shake some of the public opinion the other way there and also don't forget the Russians are counting.
On May be the next American president but may not back this.
Project and and the more threatening they -- -- at this point they believe that it put days and they're favored and talking.
The next US administration out of deploying missile defense make.
Dana what's the conventional wisdom on this is this bluster or is this real.
Well I mean at this point a lot of it seems to be bluster but it's possible they may ceremony league don't go to computer and type in.
The cold for some.
Area geography in the Czech Republic and they believed the sight of them the radar site.
-- -- Remember the missiles are already in their stylus the Russian's -- modestly chalked out those codes after the all of the Soviet Union and and after the Cold War was ended.
That they could reenter them anytime they want within seconds -- -- they have cities like new York and Chicago and Los Angeles entered in those computers they talked about as a sign of good faith.
Now they're saying they -- put in the Czech Republic trying shake public opinion in and scare Western New York.
And now what do they say about this these missile.
Tests that Iran engage in late last week that's what the US says it's worried about.
Again the Russians are using that.
As an excuse -- this -- that there is no need for missile defense Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov -- a news conference after meeting with the foreign minister.
Jordan needs to be the range of those missiles only about 12100 miles again that is no threat to Europe he's he says so we don't need missile defense pieces.
-- Lewis very interesting thanks so much.
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