Russia still opposes to NATO's missile defence
After NATO had announced the first stage of operationalisation of its missile shield in Europe, 'Russia also reiterated its strong opposition. Russia fears that its security could be weakened by the NATO system, which was set up because NATO feels threatened by Russia's missiles. Iran is believed to have been factored into the system''s final version which is scheduled to be fully activated by 2020, or 8 years from now. NATO seems to be still united in the assessment of threats, although there are now differences in approach to manage the Eurozone crisis.