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Iranian lawmaker says Turkey implements West's policies on Syria

English.news.cn   2013-01-05 23:08:48            

TEHRAN, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- An Iranian lawmaker said that Turkey has turned into a performer of the West's policies on Syria, Press TV reported on Saturday.

Hossein Sobhani-Nia, a member of the Iranian Majlis (parliament) Presiding Board, said Friday that the Turkish government is implementing macro policies drawn up by the Western countries on the ongoing crisis in Syria.

U.S. personnel and equipment began arriving at the southern Turkey's Incirlik Air Base on Friday to support NATO's Patriot battery deployment, U.S. Embassy in Ankara said.

The deployment of six Patriot batteries, including two each from Germany and the Netherlands, is in response to Turkey's request to NATO against possible missile threat from Syria. All six batteries will be under NATO's command and scheduled to be operational by the end of January.

The 21-month protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has turned increasingly bloody, with heavy fighting often erupting along Syria's border with Turkey.

"Ankara would spell its doom" by making interference in regional states, Sobhani-Nia was quoted as saying by Press TV.

Sobhani-Nia warned that some Arab states in the region and Western countries seek to cause tension in Ankara-Damascus relations to "achieve their objective and overthrow the government of President al-Assad."

Iran is the major regional ally of the Syrian government in its conflict with the armed opposition groups.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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