On Saturday, the United States' Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will arrive in Moscow to hold negotiations with his Russian analogue Sergei Ivanov. The Pentagon press service said Friday that in the focus of the upcoming Moscow talks will be antimissile defense and the struggle against international terrorism. Apart from Russia, prominent on Mr. Rumsfeld's route are visits to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and India. A Pentagon spokesman refused to dwell on the agenda of the forthcoming negotiations and with who else Mr. Rumsfeld is going to meet. He only said that the Pentagon chief intends to discuss a range of matters.
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria