Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh of the Islamic Revolutionary Corps Aerospace division threatened to target the NATO missile shield in Turkey if Iran is attacked.
Fars News reported:
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh underlined Iran’s crushing response to any enemy aggression, and warned that Tehran will target the NATO missile shield in Turkey in case it comes under attack.
“We have prepared ourselves, if any threat is staged against Iran, we will target NATO’s missile shield in Turkey and will then attack other targets,” General Hajizadeh said addressing a congregation of 10,000 Basij (volunteer forces) members in the Western town of Khorramabad on Saturday.
He further described deployment of the NATO missile defense system in Turkey as a deceitful move, saying that the NATO is misusing Turkey to save the Zionist regime.
“We are sure that the missile system is deployed by the US for the sake of the Zionist regime, but to deceive the world people, specially the Turkish people, they allege that the system belongs to the NATO,” the general stated.
“Turkey is a member and cover for the NATO. Today NATO has become a cover for the US (moves) while the US itself has turned into a cover for the Zionist regime.
“Yet, the Turkish people are aware (of everything) and we are sure that Turkey’s Muslims will stop this plot by themselves,” he added.
“We are sure that the Muslim people of Turkey will promptly cut these systems into pieces under threatening conditions,” he added.
Many analysts believe that the NATO’s anti-missile system to be deployed in Turkey will be aimed at Iran.