Russia: Missiles

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 October 2008, Official Report, column 607W, on Russia: missiles, what discussions he has had with his (a) European and (b) NATO counterparts on the test-firing by Russia of the RS-12M Topol missile on 27 August 2008; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Europe)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has had no discussions with either European or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation counterparts.

We discuss missile related issues with Russia in the context of the Hague Code of Conduct and the missile technology control regime.

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