MOSCOW, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Moscow's proposals to the United States on cooperation concerning the missile defense system are still effective, said Kremlin spokeswoman Natalya Timakova here Wednesday.
"All proposals on missile defense remain in force," Timakova told reporters.
Moscow asked Washington to set up a joint air defense system in2007, using Gabala in Azerbaijan and radar stations in southern Russia as alternatives to elements of the U.S. missile defense shield in Eastern Europe.
Timakova also stressed the importance of Azerbaijan's consent, because "the radar is on Azerbaijan's territory."
"If the American side and the European side demonstrate interest in them, we will be ready to cooperate in this direction," said the spokeswoman.
Speaking of the recent summit between Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama, Timakova said the Russian side is satisfied with the constructive dialogue between the two leaders. Both sides have been seeking compromises without any trade-offs, she said.
Located in the northwestern of Azerbaijan, the Gabala radar station has been leased to Russia for 10 years according to a bilateral agreement reached in 2002.