On the sidelines of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ballistic missile tests Tuesday which continued on into Wednesday defying US sanctions, the IRGC chief threatened that Israel is “in range of most of our missiles.”
IRGC chief Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari made the remarks on Tuesday during the final stages of Iran’s large-scale missile drills, which tested rockets of ranges between 300 and 2,000 kilometers – the longer end of that spectrum would seem to breach UN Security Council resolutions banning Tehran from developing nuclear-capable missiles.
“Israel is afraid of the missile launch since it is in range of most of our missiles. Naturally, whoever has hostility towards Iran is in fear,” Jafari said according to the IRGC website.
“Our enemies have learned that increasing sanctions and security pressures have no (negative) impact on boosting of our capabilities,” he continued. “That’s why they now seek to confine us in the missile field through economic sanctions.”
“It is the enemies of the Islamic Revolution and regional security that should be afraid of the IRGC missiles,” Jafari concluded.
The new missile tests, which defy US sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program, continued on into Wednesday, as two more missiles were fired.