Minggu, 21 November 2010

Rusia Turut Dalam anti Missile

Lisbon - Rusia setuju bekerjasama dengan NATO guna membangun jaringan anti-rudal AS yang direncanakan di Eropa sebagai bagian dari era baru hubungan keamanan antara mantan musuh semasa Perang Dingin.

Kesepakatan tersebut diumumkan pada pertemuan puncak NATO di Lisbon, melanjuti  kesimpulan Amerika Serikat dan sekutunya di Eropa bahwa Rusia bukan merupakan ancaman yang harus diwaspadai, melainkan sekutu potensial terhadap kemungkinan serangan rudal balistik dari Iran atau di tempat lain yang menjadi ancaman.


"Kami melihat Rusia sebagai mitra, bukan musuh," kata Presiden Obama.


Presiden Dmitri Medvedev mempertegas, bahwasanya kerjasama Rusia haruslah menjadi kemitraan strategis penuh antara Rusia dan NATO, bukan sekedar tunduk untuk menjaga perasaan, sementara Eropa cenderung memperkuat pertahanannya sendiri-sendiri bersama-sama Amerika Serikat.


"Jika tidak, itu tak ada jalan keluar," katanya dalam sebuah konferensi pers di sini. "Semua orang tahu bahwa sistem pertahanan misil ini akan berguna apabila dilakukan secara universal. Saya akan ikut dengan Anda, dan kita perlu untuk mengatasinya."


Sekretaris NATO umum, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, mengatakan negara-negara NATO dan Rusia akan segera menghidupkan kembali kerjasama pertahanan rudal untuk perlindungan. Dan dievaluasi bersama enam bulan sekali. 


English Version

LISBON - Russia agreed Saturday to cooperate with NATO on building a U.S.-planned anti-missile network in Europe as part of what was described as a new era in security relations between the former Cold War enemies.

The accord, announced at a NATO summit in Lisbon, symbolized a conclusion by the United States and its main European allies that Russia is not a threat to be protected from but a potential ally in girding the continent against possible ballistic missile attacks from Iran or elsewhere.

"We see Russia as a partner, not an adversary," President Obama said, hailing the NATO-Russian accord.

President Dmitri Medvedev warned, however, that Russia's cooperation must be "a full-fledged strategic partnership between Russia and NATO" and not just a nod in Moscow's direction to spare Russian feelings while Europe tends to its own defenses in tandem with the United States.

"Otherwise, it's a no-go," he said at a news conference here. "Everybody's clear that the missile defense system will be useful only when it is universal. I'll be blunt with you, we need to sort it out."

The NATO secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said NATO countries and Russia will immediately revive cooperation on theater missile defenses for troop protection and launch a joint, six-month analysis of how Russia could be part of the broader, Europe-wide coverage being planned for deployment in the years ahead.