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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Turkey receives "Patriot" missiles

NATO fulfilled as expected the Turkish request for "Patriot" missiles. The deployment of air defense systems to protect the ally from attacks from Syria. Now the Bundestag on the train.NATO deployed "Patriot" anti-aircraft missiles to the Turkish border with Syria. The foreign ministers of the 28 NATO countries decided in Brussels.

With the weapon system to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are prevented attacks on Turkish territory. Germany, the Netherlands and the United States should send the Patriot missiles and their operating teams within a few weeks in Turkey.

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said that later this week, the Federal Cabinet will take a decision on deployment of the "Patriot" missiles and ask the Bundestag to approve. The exact number of missiles and their deployment locations have not been decided.According to NATO diplomats, the foreign ministers stressed in a statement that the missiles will only serve to protect and defend the ally Turkey.
They should not be used for example to control a no-fly zone over Syria. The system of the U.S. defense contractor Raytheon to shoot down aircraft, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles at a distance of about 70 kilometers. To avert shelling, the former main threat on the Turkish side of the Syrian border, Patriot is not suitable.

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