Canada has suggested it may join the US missile defense shield after the issue has been dormant for the past decade. The government wants to gauge public opinion about the idea, while adding that that there is a growing ballistic missile threat facing North America.
If NATO threatens Russia’s territories Moscow will respond to the threat accordingly, said President Vladimir Putin. This comes after he announced Russia's strategic forces will be getting over 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2015.
Despite progress being made concerning nuclear talks with Iran, Russia says US and EU officials are trying to “think up” new reasons to deploy a missile shield in Europe. Moscow says there is no need for the defensive system in Europe.