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Brussels: NATO Ready For Military Actions Against Syria

North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Allied Command Operations

December 5, 2012

NATO agrees to augment Turkey’s air-defence capabilities

NATO ministers of foreign affairs agreed to augment Turkey’s air defence capabilities by deploying Patriot missiles at a meeting in Brussels on 4 December.

The situation along NATO’s south-eastern border…raise[s] grave concern, NATO foreign ministers said in a statement.

Ministers declared their determination to deter threats to, and defend, Turkey. They welcomed the intention of Germany, the Netherlands and the United States to provide Patriot missile batteries, subject to their respective national procedures. Once deployed, the systems will be under the operational command of NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (SACEUR).

“Turkey has asked for NATO’s support, and we stand with Turkey in the spirit of strong solidarity,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in a press conference.

“To the Turkish people we say: we are determined to defend you and your territory. To anyone who would want to attack Turkey we say don’t even think about it”, he said.

The agreement follows consultations in the framework of Article 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty held at Turkey’s request. The North Atlantic Council will regularly assess the developing situation and the implementation of deployment.

“NATO’s ultimate task is the protection and defence of our members. Today, we underline once again our steadfast commitment to the security of this Alliance and our full solidarity and resolve to protect our populations and territories,” Mr Rasmussen underlined.

Mr Rasmussen said that NATO Foreign ministers unanimously expressed grave concern over reports that the Syrian regime may be considering the use of chemical weapons and underlined that any such action would be completely unacceptable and a clear breach of international law.

Ministers also discussed the way the Alliance works with countries and organisations from around the world to improve shared security.

“Partnerships are at the core of NATO’s business. Partner countries have played a significant role in all our recent operations”, the Secretary General noted.

Ministers reconfirmed the Alliance’s commitment to the Open Door policy and stressed NATO’s determination to continue helping countries that aspire to join the Alliance to move closer to achieving their aspirations.

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  1. rosemerry
    December 6, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Of course the will find a reason or a pretext to invade another country. Iran is on the list. STOP NATO. give peace a chance.

  2. December 6, 2012 at 11:29 am

    It’s mostly about war profiteering directly and indirectly for the benefit of strings of industries and merchants engaged in the production of armaments. The bigger the co-operation between NATO members the more likely the creation of war to keep the flow of the economies dependent on the production of weapons.
    Journalists and Writers since the classic Punitive Wars have warned us about the growth of military empires, how they consume life as quickly as they manufacture arms. The merchants of death and destruction are no longer suitable for this era of awakening
    This is why I have started on Facebook A Forum for the Criminalisation of Weapons Manufacturers at https://www.facebook.com/groups/132621213518679/

  3. Peter
    December 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    To even list Germany as a partner in helping out with these Patriot systems is a disgrace. Germany just to remind everybody was the architect of World War 2 , the culprit and destroyer of human life on a scale one cant even imagine.This country should never ever again be involved in anything of a military nature, but slowly and surely they are.

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