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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Iran has missiles that can hit Israel, Revolutionary Guards official says

A senior commander in the Revolutionary Guards said Tuesday that Iran is in possession of missiles that can hit Israel.

Iran's Press TV quoted Commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Division Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh as telling reporters that “we do not need missiles with a range of over 2,000 kilometers. The longest range required for [Iran’s] missiles is the [Israeli] occupied lands.”


The commander warned that “the Zionist regime is our biggest target.”

Hajizadeh stated that Iran's Zolfaqar tactical ballistic missile was set to become operational in March of 2017, which is the end of the current Iranian calendar year. 

The Zolfaqar can carry several warheads and has a range of 750 kilometers, according to Press TV.

The missile can carry out precision attacks against airport tarmacs and targets on the ground.