Iran threatens to put all of Europe in missile range

Iran is threatening to expand its ballistic missile development to put all of Europe within range.

Brigadier General Hossein Salami, deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, said his country may increase missile range to over 2,000 km (1,242 miles), which would put all of Europe within range.

“If we have kept the range of our missiles to 2000 kilometers, it’s not due to lack of technology – we are following a strategic doctrine,” he said.

“So far we have felt that Europe is not a threat, so we did not increase the range of our missiles,” he added. “But if Europe wants to turn into a threat, we will increase the range of our missiles.”

Salami’s comments came after France called for “uncompromising dialogue” regarding Iran’s ongoing ballistic missile development.

The Iranians have claimed their ballistic missile development is defensive in nature and non-negotiable. [source]

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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.

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