Iran: NATO Missiles In Turkey Pave Way For World War
Voice of Russia
December 16, 2012
Iran warns Patriot missiles in Turkey may lead to WW3
Iran’s armed forces chief of staff on Saturday warned Turkey over its plans to deploy US-made Patriot missiles, saying the move was part of a Western plot to “create a world war.”
“This is very dangerous for everyone, and even for the future of Europe,” General Hassan Firouzabadi told the top brass at a military college, saying each missile was “a black dot on the map, (setting the stage) to create a world war.”
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen had earlier said the patriot missiles would remain deployed in Turkey longer than planned.
In November Ankara asked NATO to deploy the missiles to protect the country’s territory against possible aerial attack from Syria.
According to Turkish media reports, the missiles are slated to be deployed in the country’s southeast in January, some 100 kilometers from the Syrian border.
Voice of Russia, AFP
December 15, 2012
Turkey’s patriot missiles pave the way for world war: Iran cmdr.
Chairman of Iran’s Armed Forces Chiefs of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi has warned that deployment of NATO Patriot missiles along Turkey’s border with Syria can pave the way for a “world war.”
“Every one of these patriot missiles is a dark spot on the world map and is aimed at starting a world war,” Firouzabadi said on Saturday.
“Unfortunately one by one, the Western countries are approving deployment of Patriot missiles to Turkey’s border with Syria while they are planning a world war which is very dangerous for the future of humanity and Europe itself,” Firouzabadi warned.
“Patriot missiles are a defense line for the Zionists and a result of [the West’s] concerns over Iran’s missiles and Russia’s presence to defend Syria,” the Iranian commander added.
Despite strong opposition from Russia, Syria and Iran, the NATO military alliance on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, approved Turkey’s request for the deployment of Patriot surface-to-air missiles along its border with Syria.
The decision followed Ankara’s formal request to NATO on November 21, to deploy the Patriot missiles on its border with Syria.
The Iranian commander advised Europe, the US and Turkey to remove the missiles from the region before their presence starts a fire which cannot be put out.
According to Turkish sources, NATO launched a new military base in the country’s western province of Izmir early in December.
Reports indicate that a NATO delegation has also visited the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa to investigate possible sites for the missiles.