Ahmadi, a member of Iran parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said that regional countries regard the NATO move as “a threat” and this decision might be followed by a response by Russia to send Iskander missiles to Syria. Ahmadi said the presence of foreign forces in Muslim countries has always “caused problems” among Muslim states. The deployment of Patriot missiles is also “harmful” to Turkey and would not ensure its security, Ahmadi said, adding that the West seeks its own interests through the presence of NATO forces in the region and “does not recognize” the interests of other countries. NATO recently approved to send six Patriot missile batteries from the United States, Germany and the Netherlands to Turkey to be operational by the end of January 2013.]]>


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