Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander claim: his country can produce missiles with greater range

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TEHRAN, Iran — A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander claimed on Tuesday that his country has the ability to produce missiles with an even greater range than those currently in its arsenal.

But Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Guard’s Aerospace Force, stressed that Tehran will not manufacture such missiles because Israel and U.S. bases in the Gulf are already within reach.

“There is no threat from any country to us other than the U.S. and the Zionist regime,” Hajizadeh was quoted as saying by the semiofficial Fars news agency. “The range of our missiles has been designed on the basis of the distance to the Zionist regime and the U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf region.”

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