U.S. missile defense shields don’t ensure countries’ security
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 7 /Trend T.Konyayeva, T.Jafarov/
The United States' missile defense systems deployed in different countries do not guarantee their security, IRIB News quoted Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaei as saying on Friday.
Khazaei stressed that the U.S. is the first country which used the atomic bomb against the civilians and violated the NPT over the period from 2000 to 2010 by deploying its missile defense systems all over the world.
On Sept. 2, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Selcuk Unal announced the country's intention to host the NATO's early-warning radar system. 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.
This decision aroused the indignation of the Iranian officials who believe that the main goal of NATO in deploying a missile defense shield in Turkey is to defend Israel.