Iran: Turkey's Patriot Request 'Complicates' Syria Conflict
[An Nahar] Turkey's request to site Patriot missiles on its border with Syria only "complicates" the conflict in the Arab country, Iran's foreign ministry said on Friday.

"Not only does it not help resolve the situation in Syria but it will also aggravate and complicate the situation," ministry front man Ramin Mehmanparast said, quoted on state television.
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
"The insistence (of certain countries) to resolve the Syrian crisis through military means is the main cause of tensions and threats in the region," he said.

Turkey turned to its NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was a mutual defense pact directed against an expansionist Soviet Union. In later years it evolved into a mechanism for picking the American pocket while criticizing the cut of the American pants...
partners earlier this week to request the deployment of surface-to-air Patriot missiles to protect its troubled border with Syria, which is engulfed in a civil war that has cost some 40,000 lives.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned on Friday that such a deployment may create a temptation to use the weapons and spark a "very serious armed conflict" involving NATO.

Posted by: Fred 2012-11-24