News Brief 12/30/2012, Tevet 17, 5773
Iran: US Aim in Turkey is Protecting Israel
The United States stationed Patriot missiles in Turkey in order to defend Israel, an Iranian spokesman accused, according to Iran's PressTV. Iranian military leaders believe the missiles were stationed "to prevent Iran from responding to an Israeli attack in its territory," he claimed.
The U.S. stationed missiles in Turkey following multiple incidents in which violence in Syria spilled over the border. Iran has previously denounced the plans to move the Patriot missiles, despite NATO reassurances