Iran welcomes US shelving of missile shield

Iran on Monday welcomed the US move to abandon plans for a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe and denied that the Islamic republic posed a missile threat, the Mehr news agency reported.

"The Islamic republic welcomes any action that serves to decrease arms races," it quoted foreign ministry spokesman Hassan Ghashghavi as saying.

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US President Barack Obama last week announced he would shelve plans to site parts of a missile defense shield in Poland and the Czech Republic, and instead deploy more mobile equipment targeting Iran's short- and medium-range missiles

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