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Medvedev warns US against missile shield

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MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's president says his threat to deploy missiles near Poland if the U.S. pushes ahead with a possible missile shield in Eastern Europe remains in force.

President Dmitry Medvedev reaffirmed the threat in comments at a news conference Friday at the G-8 summit in Italy, days after he met with President Barack Obama in Moscow.

Medvedev and Obama reached preliminary agreement on new offensive nuclear weapons cuts, but Russian officials have suggested Moscow may not sign a treaty on the cuts unless the U.S. abandons plans for missile defense facilities in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Medvedev said he has not withdrawn his threat to deploy Iskander missiles in Poland if the U.S. decides to go ahead with missile shield plans.

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