Martedì, 23 Ottobre 2018

US embassy argues to keep defense satellites in Sicily


Rome, January 11 - The American embassy in Rome on
Friday argued in favor of completing the US defense department's
satellite communications system in Sicily, which the regional
government has blocked.
"Italy, as a member of NATO and an important partner for
peace and security at the international level, as well as other
members of the Alliance, will support of NATO
operations," said the embassy in a statement.
The move to halt construction, announced by Sicily Governor
Rosario Crocetta, came after protestors blocked trucks and
cranes overnight in the town of Niscemi and later clashed with
police near an American military base.
Builders at the site, which is part of a global satellite
defense network called the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS),
had allegedly rushed construction in recent days, according to
the Sicily governor.
Opponents to the project say it will be an environmental
nuisance and threatens world peace.

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