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If no agreement reached on missile defense, security will roll back to 1980s - Medvedev

ST. PETERSBURG, May 20 (Interfax) - If no agreement is reached on missile defense now, the situation in the security sphere will roll back to the 1980s, President Dmitry Medvedev has said.

"Ahead of us is the year 2020, when a new missile defense system will emerge in Europe. Let us come to terms now on what it will be like, and then in 2020 we will get an absolutely modern European home well-adjusted for living," Medvedev told an international lawyers' forum in St. Petersburg on Friday.

"But if we fail to reach an agreement, we will get a Europe of the early 1980s style. I don't want to live in a Europe of this kind, and I hope you don't, either," Medvedev said.

"One must have courage to make difficult decisions. Our world will be better off then," he said.

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