From the Tehran Times:
TEHRAN – A top military official restated Iran’s statement that Israel and the U.S. bases in the region and are within Iran’s missile reach. The statement came as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps successfully test-fired 14 locally-produced missiles on Tuesday.
“U.S. targets in the region and Israel are within the range of Iran’s missiles,” Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force, told reporters on Tuesday.
Iran has repeatedly warned that it will not hesitate for a moment to retaliate forcefully if Israel does any attack against Iran.
Hajizadeh said Israel is just 1,200 kilometers away from Iran while range of Iran’s missiles is 2000 kilometers and this shows that “we can hit it (Israel) from Damghan or Semnan with our missiles.”
“The range of our missiles has been designed based on American bases in the region as well as the Zionist regime,” Hajizadeh stated.
He added, “The Americans have reduced our labors. Their military bases in the region are in a range of 130, 250 and maximum 700 kilometers in Afghanistan which we can hit with these missiles.”
Asked if Iranian missiles posed a threat to Europe, Hajizadeh said the 2000-kilometer range had been chosen precisely with Israel and U.S. bases, while Iran had the technological know how to build missiles with a longer range.
“Our extra-regional enemies are the U.S. and the Zionist regime and we do not feel a threat from any other country, thus we do not need missiles with a range longer than 2000 kilometers,” he noted.
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