dimanche 23 novembre 2008

Jours 564 & 565


Une dépêche de l'Associated Press, le 15 novembre 2008 :

"French President Nicolas Sarkozy is backing down from comments critical of a planned U.S. missile defense system in Europe. At a summit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday, Sarkozy said the missile shield plans are misguided and will not make Europe safer. Those comments had been the strongest to date by an American ally against the missile-defense plans — and undercut the rationale behind President George W. Bush's European security strategy. But after Saturday's global financial summit with other world leaders, Sarkozy said: "Ultimately, it could be a complement against a missile threat coming from elsewhere, for example, Iran. [...] Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Saturday it wasn't Sarkozy's place to take a stand on missile defense. Tusk said missile defense is a matter strictly between the U.S. and Poland, and doesn't involve France or any other "third parties." "The president of France Nicolas Sarkozy expressed his view but it will have no influence on what will happen with the project," he was quoted by the Polish news agency PAP as telling reporters in Warsaw."