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Top commander: Iran to consider missile range limit

Politics Materials 4 November 2015 17:33 (UTC +04:00)
Major General Hassan Firuzabadi, who serves as the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, has said Iran will consider placing limits on the distances its missiles can travel, as mentioned in the recently signed nuclear agreement
Top commander: Iran to consider missile range limit

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 4

By Khalid Kazimov, Temkin Jafarov- Trend:

Major General Hassan Firuzabadi, who serves as the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, has said Iran will consider placing limits on the distances its missiles can travel, as mentioned in the recently signed nuclear agreement.

Firouzabadi, who is the highest-ranking member of the Iranian military after the commander-in-chief, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, announced Nov.4 that Iran will also consider "a 2000-km missile range limit that all authorities have agreed on".

His statement, which was published on the Sepahnews information website of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), came while IRGC head Mohammad Ali Jafari announced earlier that "only Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khemenei can determine of the range of Iranian missiles".

Previously, Iran built missiles with a range of 3,000 km.

This resolution endorsed the comprehensive nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, reached between Iran and the P5+1 on July 14, 2015, and lays the groundwork for the Security Council to lift nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, when Tehran completes key steps under the agreement that restrict its nuclear activities. The arms embargo will remain in place for five years after implementation, while sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program continue for eight years. The sanctions are "nuclear-related", as they were put in place under Resolution 1929. The resolution also sets language laying out the procedure to re-impose sanctions.

The resolution requests that if states engage in the sale of dual-use materials to Iran, that they use the procurement channel set up by the JCPOA to regulate Iran's imports of such materials.

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