Thursday, November 26, 2009
NATO would protect its member countries and populations with an anti-missile shield if Iran got its hands on a nuclear bomb, the alliance’s secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday.
Speaking in Berlin before a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Rasmussen said: “First, let me stress that NATO as such is not a part in the international endeavours to put pressure on Iran right now.”
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“I do hope that we, through diplomatic and political pressure, are able to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear capability,” he added.
If Tehran were to become nuclear armed, however, “it might of course eventually become NATO business as well, because then it is a question of protecting our territories and our populations against a potential threat.”
This article was posted: Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 10:42 am