Source: DTN News / AP (NSI News Source Info) MOSCOW, Russia- February 27, 2010: Russia's foreign ministry says it has serious concerns about U.S. plans to deploy missile interceptors in Romania.
A ministry spokesman says Russia also was annoyed to learn about the move from the media.
He won't comment on whether the dispute could affect talks with the U.S. on a key nuclear arms reduction treaty that expired in December.
But other Russian officials, including the nation's top military officer, have said the plans have slowed down negotiations.
Russia and the U.S. had hoped to reach an agreement before the 1991 treaty expired in December. Russian news reports say the Kremlin believes the treaty could be singed in March or April.
The U.S. ambassador to Moscow has said the interceptors are not a threat to Russia.