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Medvedev blasts Romney for ‘number-one foe’ remark- BBC News

In News, Politics on March 27, 2012 at 17:10

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

Medvedev blasts Romney for ‘number-one foe’ remark.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has rebuked US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney for saying Russia is the “number one geopolitical foe” of the US.

Mr Romney made the comments while criticising President Barack Obama for appearing to suggest a future deal with Russia on the issue of missile defence.

Mr Medvedev said Mr Romney’s comments “smelled of Hollywood” and advised him to “use his head”.

Moscow has long opposed US plans for a missile defence system in Europe.

In remarks caught by TV cameras on Monday during a summit in Seoul, Mr Obama had appeared to suggest to Mr Medvedev that he would have more “flexibility” on difficult issues such as missile defence after November’s US presidential election.

 

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