Video: Obama reassesses Iran threat

US changes Europe defence plan, saying Iran's long-range missiles pose no threat.

    The former Bush administration said a missile defence shield in Eastern Europe was vital to defending the continent from a potential attack from Iran and other "rogue states".

    But the plan angered Russia who saw it as a threat.

    Now the current US administration under Barack Obama, has made a u-turn, saying Iran’s long-range missile programme does not pose a threat, and has scrapped plans to base interceptor missiles in Poland and the Czech Republic - a move welcomed by Moscow.

    But the US needs Russia's help in return.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Moscow, the Russian capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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