Czech government names proposed site for US radar

The Czech government on Tuesday said it intends to locate the controversial US radar facility close to the Bohemian village of Misov, around 90 kilometres from Prague.

Czech government names proposed site for US radar
The Czech government on Tuesday said it intends to locate the controversial US radar facility close to the Bohemian village of Misov, around 90 kilometres from Prague.

The Czech Security Council agreed on the location saying the 120- inhabitant village close to the city of Plzen (Pilsen) was suitable for technical reasons, Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said.

Mayor of Misov Pavel Hruby however said the community was against locating the contentious radar site, part of a proposed US missile defence system in eastern Europe, in their village.

Prague had not previously named a proposed location for the radar site, which the parliament is due to vote on in 2008.

US plans to station a missile defence system in eastern Europe, also involving 10 interceptor missiles in Poland, have been the cause of friction between Washington and Moscow.

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