Iran commander: ‘We have the ability to increase our missile range’

Jafari said on Tuesday previous negotiations with the United States about Iran's nuclear program were “an exception” (Supplied)

Iran has the ability to extend the range of its missiles, which currently have a 2,000-km reach, the Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday.

“We have the scientific ability to increase our missile range but it is not our current policy since most of the enemies' strategic targets are already within this 2,000-km range. This range is enough to protect the Islamic Republic...,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.

Jafari said previously that the range of Iran's ballistic missiles was based on limits set by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who commands the armed forces.

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President Donald Trump withdrew the United States last month from the 2015 accord between Iran and world powers that curbed Tehran's nuclear activity in exchange for sanctions relief.

He said the deal was deeply flawed as it had not curbed Iran's ballistic missile programme or reined in its support for proxies in conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

Jafari said on Tuesday previous negotiations with the United States about Iran's nuclear program were “an exception”, and called Iranian politicians and activists who have favored fresh talks with Trump as “traitors and anti-revolutionaries”.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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