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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday assertions that an Iranian missile programme represented a threat to the United States' NATO partners in Europe were unfounded, RIA news agency reported.

A U.S. missile defence shield in Romania is on the verge of being activated almost a decade after Washington proposed protecting NATO from Iranian rockets. Russia firmly opposes the missile shield.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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