Missile threat today comes from Iran: Sarkozy

20th November 2010, Comments 1 comment

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy said Saturday that Iran poses the main threat of the type of rogue attack that NATO's planned anti-missile defence shield is designed to foil.

"No name appears in the documents made public by NATO, but let's call a spade a spade: today's missile threat, it's Iran," he told reporters at the NATO summit in Lisbon.

The 28 member alliance had earlier agreed on a plan to design a network of radars and interceptor rockets to shoot down missiles targeted at NATO member states, and to invite former rival Russia to take part.

Several allies have in recent years expressed concern at Iran's ballistic missile programme, but fellow NATO member Turkey insisted that its neighbour not be singled out as a threat in official policy documents.

© 2010 AFP

1 Comment To This Article

  • Satish Chandra posted:

    on 20th November 2010, 15:12:59 - Reply

    I am India's expert in strategic defence and the father of India's strategic program, including the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan means the coast-to-coast destruction of the U.S. by India; see my blog titled 'Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.', which can be found by a Yahoo search with the title, for steps I have already taken for the nuclear destruction of New Delhi and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the U.S. by India with 5,000 thermonuclear warheads and extermination of its population.
    Russia and other white countries are U.S. allies.