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British minister: We won't be intimidated by threats to NATO

UK defense chief rejects Russian missile-shield comments, says NATO members won't be cowed

British minister: We won't be intimidated by threats to NATO

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Britain's defense secretary says NATO members Romania and Britain will not be intimidated by threats against members of the military alliance.

Russia's ambassador to Denmark, Mikhail Vanin, said this weekend that Danish warships could become targets for Russian nuclear missiles if the Danes join the alliance's missile defense system. Bases are planned in the southern Romanian town of Deveselu and in Poland.

"Neither Romania nor Britain will be intimidated by threats to its alliance or its members," Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Monday during a one-day visit. "We shall stand against any possible future aggression."