Turkey’s relationship with Iran influenced NATO agreement


From Tehran Times:  The Turkish ambassador to Iran has said that Turkey has taken its relationship with Iran into consideration before entering into any international agreement including the NATO agreement on the establishment of a ballistic missile defense shield in Turkey.

“In any political process, when we are weighing up options, we certainly take account of our relationship with Iran,” Ambassador Umit Yardim said in an interview with the Fars news agency when asked about his judgment on the establishment of a missile defense shield in Turkey near border with Iran.

“It is completely a technical issue. During the Lisbon summit, Turkey transparently expressed its views on the issue. In this process, the most important matter is Iran-Turkey relationship and Turkey expressed its concerns in this regard,” Yardim said.   (photo: Rezaei Payam/FARS Iran)

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