Iran complains to Turkey about proposed NATO Missile Shield

Iran’s foreign ministry says it has informed Ankara about concerns that Turkey could accept an offer to host some radar defenses under NATO’s plan for a missile shield over Europe.

Iran says it has serious doubts about the shield’s purpose and suspects it’s aimed at supporting Israel.

The U.S. has asked NATO-member Turkey to host some of the radar defenses and to approve the proposal for a Europe-wide defense network. Turkey has hesitated, saying it doesn’t want the system explicitly to target its neighbor, Iran.

Given that Tehran has claimed for years that its missile program is a “space” program and that its nuclear program is for “peaceful” energy purposes, one cannot help but wonder why Iran has such strident objections to a defensive anti-missile system…

http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1434472&lang=eng_news

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