- CNTV English - CCTV News

Iran reiterates NATO Patriot deployment in Turkey "provocative"

12-18-2012 20:06 BJT

TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast reiterated Tuesday that NATO's deployment of Patriot missiles in Turkey is a "provocative" move.

Mehmanparast said that any "provocative" measures like deploying Patriot missiles in Turkey-Syriaborder was at odds with the interests of the regional countries.

Such measures were the "root causes of instability and insecurity" in the region, said Mehmanparast at weekly press conference.

Iran announced its position over the deployment of the air- defense system to the Turkish officials, and said that stability should be achieved by the cooperation of the regional states, adding that any measures which led to further instability and insecurity in the region should be avoided.

However, NATO and Turkey's officials have emphasized that the Patriot missile would stay in Turkey only as defensive apparatus.

Around 600 foreign troops are expected to accompany six Patriot missile systems to be deployed in Turkey to reinforce the NATO member country's air defense and calm its fears coming under a possible missile attack from neighboring Syria.


Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program