Iran warns over NATO's anti-missile radar in Turkey

By REUTERS
September 6, 2011 11:55

TEHRAN - Iran's defense minister on Tuesday criticized the pending deployment of a NATO early-warning radar system in Turkey, saying Tehran would not tolerate any aggression against its national interests.

The Turkish and US governments said on Friday the radar system will help spot missile threats coming from outside Europe, including potentially from Iran. The system, provided by the United States, is to become operational later this year.

"The West claims the radar system (in Turkey) is to confront Iranian missiles but they should be aware that we will not tolerate any aggression against our national interests," Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi was quoted by state TV as saying.


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