Russia disappointed by new US missile plan

Russia is disappointed with the U.S. written proposals on missile defence, but will continue a dialogue on the issue, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He made the comment while meeting journalists on his way back from Washington.

Russia and the U.S. have been deadlocked over U.S. plans to locate a radar base and an interceptor site in the Czech Republic and Poland.

Russia sees the plans as a threat to its national and to European security. Lavrov also said that the talks on the CFE Treaty are retreating from what was discussed earlier in Moscow.

The Conventional Forces Treaty limits the number of weapons systems across the Eurasian landmass.

Russia is one of the four countries to have ratified the adapted version of the Treaty.

It has recently suspended its participation in the agreement.

RT's political commentator Peter Lavelle believes the security deadlock facing Russia and the United States means confidence between the two is fading. “I think the CFE treaty was probably the best arms control agreement in modern history and I think that NATO and the U.S. will have to realise how important it was once Russia basically walked away from it. I think that especially the U.S. should re-consider the CFE treaty,” he said.