US offers classified materials on missile system to Russia
US President Barack Obama’s administration may give Russia classified information on anti-missile systems, US Assistant Defense Secretary Brad Roberts said at the committee for the armed forces of the House of Representatives, Interfax reports.
George Bush’s administration had the same initiative, Roberts said. Three-star General Patrick O’Reilly, head of the anti-missile defense of the Pentagon, said that he received no requests to give classified information.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met foreign journalists two days ago and stated progress in the “reboot” of relations between Russia and the US, including agreements on reduction of strategic weapons and Russia’s membership in the World trade Organization. The sides reached the new START agreement.
Putin did not dramatize the state of relations between the US and Russia. He noted that the two countries are in good terms, although Iraq was a controversial issue.