White House says missile changes not about Russia
WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday U.S. changes to its missile defense programs did not include a quid pro quo with Russia, which opposed original plans for a missile defense shield in eastern Europe.
"This is not about Russia," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told a regular briefing.
The United States wants Russian support on several key international issues, including addressing Iran's nuclear plans.
(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Doina Chiacu)
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