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Compromise possible on missile defense between Russia, U.S. - expert

Missile Defense LaunchMOSCOW. June 6 (Interfax) - Members of the Russian-American High-Level Group hope they will forge a compromise on missile defense during consultations that have just started in Moscow, head of the Institute of Contemporary development (ICD) Igor Yurgens has said.

"Missile defense has been discussed alongside many other important issues. There is a chance we will forge a compromise," Yurgens told Interfax on Monday, adding that the meeting is proceeding in a positive atmosphere.

"What matters most now is to ensure that all basic agreements between Moscow and Washington, irrespective of who will head the American administration after Obama, remain in effect. This is finding a understanding," he said.

"Philosophically, Washington does not see Russia as an adversary in the missile defense context. However, the American sides should understand why Russia is concerned. This is important," Yurgens said.

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