On Saturday, the deputy head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps warned that his country would increase the range of its missiles if threatened by Europe. “So far, we have kept the range of our missiles to 2,000 kilometers [about 1,242 miles] not because of a lack of technology,” he added.
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Hossein Salami, deputy head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, sent a fierce warning to the European Union member states on Saturday. “If we feel that Europe is a threat, we will increase the range of our ballistic missiles,” Salami said, according to the Fars news agency.
The senior Iranian general explained that Iran does not consider the European countries a strategic threat at the moment. “If they want to become such a threat, we will in response increase the range of the missiles accordingly,” he added.
“So far, we have kept the range of our missiles to 2,000 kilometers [about 1,242 miles] not because of a lack of technology,” he added. “We are following a strategic doctrine.”
After Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei “the new Hitler,” Tehran responded on Friday by saying that the young heir to the throne is “weak and childish.”
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said in an official response broadcasted on state television that “nobody in the world and in the international arena trusts the prince due to his behavior and remarks.” The spokesman added that bin Salman “decided to follow the path of famous dictators from the region and he should think well about their fate.”