Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 27 /Trend/
NATO's missile defense shield in Turkey actually will pose a threat to Russia, senior military advisor to the Supreme Leader Yahya Rahim-Safavi said on Monday, Tehran Timse reported.
No war against Iran is in prospect, because foreign threats against Iran are mostly posed by the Unites States and Israel, but in actual fact they are now engaged in different challenges in their countries, he added.
Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Selcuk Unal announced the country's intention to host the apparatus on Sept. 2. Following Ankara's announcement, Russia criticized the plan and denounced NATO's efforts to advance eastward.
In September 2010, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen proposed to develop a 200-million-euro (253-million-dollar) US-backed missile system around Europe against possible attacks by "rogue states."
The NATO chief then named Iran's nuclear program as one of the reasons that justify the necessity of a missile system.
Last week, 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.
Edited by T.Konyayeva.