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…