IRGC Chief Highlights Iran’s Missile Capabilities
Speaking at the funeral of 135 unidentified martyrs in Tehran on Thursday, the IRGC chief said a stockpile of missiles that can hit targets with pinpoint accuracy within a range of 2,000 kilometers has given the Islamic Republic “unmatched capabilities” in the face of the global arrogance.
He also pointed to a recent missile attack on anti-Iranian terrorists in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, saying the IRGC employed “precise missile gear” and flew the aircraft at its disposal to take revenge for the killing of Iranian border guards in the western province of Kurdistan.
“The IRGC’s recent revenge against terrorists (in Iraqi Kurdistan) had a very meaningful message for the enemies, particularly for the superpowers who assume that they can impose their dirty objectives and bullying on us,” the top commander underlined.
On September 8, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps launched a missile attack on a center in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region that was used for training anti-Iran elements and hosted a meeting of terrorist leaders.
The terrorists had a role in the killing of Iranian soldiers at a border post in the western city of Marivan.
In comments in October 2017, the IRGC chief said although Iran has the capability to extend the range of its long-range missiles, the weapons with a range of 2,000 kilometers are sufficient to fulfill the country’s purposes.
Major General Jafari said at the time that the 2,000-km range for Iran’s missiles is deemed to be sufficient because “most of American interests and forces” lie within this range.