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Iran informs Turkey of missile shield concerns

Iran informs Turkey of missile shield concerns

Tehran 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.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Tuesday that concerns "about this suspicious plan have been relayed to Turkish officials."
Mehmanparast says Iran 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.
The deal may be sealed at a two-day NATO summit starting Friday in Portugal.


Updated : 2021-09-26 18:55 GMT+08:00