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Obama scraps missile shield in Czech Poland

US signed a deal in August 2008 with Poland to site 10 interceptors at a base near the Baltic Sea, and with the Czech Republic to build a radar station on its territory. The US had said the missile shield would be fully operational by 2012 to protect European allies and US forces in Europe from Iran or other countries.Barack Obama's decision to scrap a missile shield in Poland and Czech Republic after following a lengthy reassessment of the threat from Iran and replaced them with a revamped project.Russian President Dmitry Medvedev welcomed scraping a deployment of planned anti-missile defence shield in eastern Europe.

"Russia has noted the statement of President Obama about rectifying the approaches of the United States on the issue of anti-missile defence ," Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said.

Obama has turn down the George W Bush's plans for a missile shield in Poland and Czech Republic to counter the threat from Iran will be replaced with revamped project.