US, Romania to sign missile shield agreement

The United States will sign on Tuesday an agreement with Romania on the deployment of its missile shield elements in the European country, the US Department of State said in a statement.

“On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi will sign the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Romania on the Deployment of the Ballistic Missile Defence System in Romania,” the statement said.

“This legally-binding agreement will allow for the establishment and operation of a US land-based SM-3 ballistic missile defence system in Romania,” the statement added.

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