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'Red line' warning on Syria chemical weapons


Nato has approved Turkey's request for the deployment of Patriot anti-missile batteries along its border with Syria.

Ahmet Çeviköz, Turkish ambassador to the UK, told to Today presenter Evan Davis about the Turkish government's concerns of a potential spill over of the civil war in Syria onto its territory.

Referring to concerns about Syria's use of chemical weapons, Mr Çeviköz said, "It seams that there are some intelligence reports which show that there might be a situation which may lead to the use of these kind of weapons [Patriot missiles]... and that's why [Nato] are talking these precautions."

He added that these Patriot missiles would be used if Syria started to use chemical weapons: "That is the approach of the the international community and I think Nato has made this clear."

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