Iran names NATO missile shield in Turkey useless
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 4 / Trend D. Khatinoglu/
A NATO missile defense system to be deployed in Turkey is inefficient against the Iranian ballistic missile attack, Lieutenant Commander of the IRIAF for Coordination Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh told Mehr News Agency on Tuesday.
Iran can attack on the NATO missile shields in Turkey immediately after it faces any attack by foreign countries.
"The NATO missile defense system does not cause a threat to us and we have certain plan against it," he said without naming details of the plan.
In September 2010, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen proposed to develop a 200-million-euro ($253 million) US-backed missile system around Europe against possible attacks by "rogue states."
He then named Iran's nuclear program as one of the reasons justifying the necessity of the missile defense system.
Earlier, Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the deployment of NATO's early-warning radar system in Turkey aims at defending Israel and targets restricting Russian and Iranian influence.