Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) warned Europe of a possible increase in the range of its ballistic missiles if the Islamic Republic is threatened from by European nations. This was stated on Saturday, November 25, by the deputy commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami, according to Reuters.
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Earlier, France called for an “uncompromising dialogue” with Iran around its missile program and possible negotiations on this “problem”. However, Tehran continues to categorically exclude its consent to negotiations on the missile program, emphasizing that it is strictly defensive in nature.
“If we limit the range of our missiles to 2,000 kilometers, this is not due to a lack of technology. We adhere to the strategic doctrine, – said the deputy commander of the IRGC (the missile program of Iran is supervised by this power structure of the country). Until now, we felt that Europe is not a threat (for Iran), so we did not increase the range of our missiles. But if Europe wants to become a threat, we will do it (an increase in the range of ballistic missiles). “
As recalled by Reuters, earlier the commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard’s Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari stated that the range of Iranian missiles of 2 thousand km is sufficient for “covering the majority of US interests and forces” in the Middle East region. Therefore, explained General Jafari, there is no need to increase the range of ballistic carriers. The commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) noted that the current limit on the range of Iran’s main missile potential was determined by the supreme leader and spiritual leader of the country, Ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamenei, endowed with the authority of the supreme commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Islamic Republic.