NATO: Border missiles for 'defence only'

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he expected NATO to decide whether to place defence missiles on Syria's border with Turkey later today. He stressed the missiles would be for defence purposes only, not for any imposition of a "no fly zone."

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I expect @nato to make a decision on augmenting #Turkey’s air defence capabilities today. Defensive only, not for no-fly zone

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.@nato-#Russia practical cooperation strong, getting stronger. Political dialogue needs energy boost. @natorussia #NATOMinisterial

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NATO to send missiles to Turkey

NATO has given the go-ahead to deploy Patriot missiles to Turkey's border with Syria, an official has told news agency Reuters.