Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney
attacked President Barack Obama
’s administration this week for abandoning Poland and the Czech Republic by altering plans for an American missile defense system in Europe.
But the Slovak foreign minister, in Washington this week for meetings with U.S. officials, said Thursday that Europe has fully embraced the new approach to missile defense and said Mr. Romney was dredging up settled debates.
“People have moved on,” said Miroslav Lajcak
, the minister of foreign affairs and deputy prime minister, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “We are in a different situation now. We are discussing a different project. I see no reason to revisit discussions from three years back.”