Poland will back the US’s policy concerning Iran and China in order to receive more troops in the country, according to a report by the “Rzeczpospolita” daily.
The White House announced that during a visit of the US Vice President Mike Pence to Poland, he will declare a will to strengthen ties with Poland on two fields: security and energy.
The final decision about increasing the military presence in Poland by the US Army will be made in March. US Admiral John Richardson recently said that the US missile defence system can be used to defend against Russian attacks. This, the daily adds can be read as a sign that the US forces are preparing to significantly increase their presence in Poland.
According to the “Rzeczpospolita” report on Tuesday, Washington wants to strengthen all types of units stationed in Poland.
“The situation is fluid. Currently, the US is correcting its offer. It is about making an impression that the country is unconditionally involved in protecting Poland,” the diplomatic source of the newspaper was quoted as saying.
The daily writes that the price for such a decision – which incurs significant will be Polish support in the disputes with Iran and China. The organisation of the Middle East conference in Warsaw, which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, will be considered as an act of aggression against Iran.
While in Europe, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, will try to convince his European partners to deal with the increasing Chinese economic influence.
The daily suggests that such moves in the Polish foreign policy may threaten the improvement of relations with Germany, France and other EU members.