Mr. Klaus, an advocate for the deployment, told The Washington Times that he is eager to learn whether Mr. Obama will be as committed to the U.S. defense system as was President George W. Bush.
By Betsy Pisik
The Washington Times
Mr. Obama is due to visit Prague after a summit of major industrial nations in London early next month.
“We’re looking forward to having him in Prague,” Mr. Klaus said. “I hope that will be a good opportunity to understand better his views.”
In New York for an environmental conference, Mr. Klaus said the Obama administration’s position on missile defense is “unknown.”
“I understand all presidents have their domestic priorities, and I understand the economic problems are more important to him now,” the Czech leader said.
Mr. Obama and Russia
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Above: Russia’s “power couple.” Vladimir Putin speaks with his presidential successor, Dmitry Medvedev.