IRGC Commander: No need for Iran to produce intercontinental missiles
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 11 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
There is no need for Iran to produce intercontinental missiles to hit U.S. or Israel, Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh said, ISNA reported.
Last week, a U.S. intelligence report revealed last week that claimed Tehran is no longer on track to achieve an intercontinental missile by 2015.
"Since there are U.S. and Israeli bases in the region, Iran does not need intercontinental missiles to hit them," Hajizadeh said.
"Short-range and medium-range missiles would be enough. We don't need missiles with more than a 2,000-kilometer range, even though have the technology to build them."
The IRGC commander noted that the distance between Iran and Israel is the maximum range that Tehran requires its missiles fly.