Washington sending delegation to Prague to ease tension over scrapped radar

03-10-2009

Washington is preparing to send a high-level delegation to Prague to mitigate tension resulting from its decision not to go ahead with a much debated missile defense project in the Czech Republic and Poland, the Czech daily Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Saturday, citing well informed diplomatic sources. The paper notes that many in the Czech Republic considered the decision an ignominious concession to Moscow and an indication that the US was abandoning Central and Eastern Europe to Russian interests. The US delegation will most likely be led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but Vice-President Joe Biden is also being considered, the paper says.