Iran's Revolutionary Guards fired 14 missiles in a drill Tuesday, one of them capable of striking Israel or US targets in the Gulf, state media said. The Guards' aerospace commander, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, stated Iran's missile program posed no threat to European countries but was merely intended to provide defense against Israel and US forces in the Gulf region. "Today, on the second day of the exercise, we fired Zelzals, Shahabs 1 and 2, and the Ghadr," Hajizadeh told state television.
Iran's missiles have a maximum range of 2,000 kilometers and are designed to reach American targets in the region and the Zionist regime," the official IRNA news agency quoted him as saying. "The Zionist regime is 1,200 kilometers away from Iran and we are able to target this regime with our 2,000 kilometer range missiles from Semnan and Damghan (in central Iran)," he said.
"We have the technology to build missiles with a longer range but we do not need them and we are not seeking to build such missiles."
IRNA said the Guards fired nine Zelzals, two Shahab-1s, two Shahab-2s and a single medium-range Ghadr on the second day of their Great Prophet-6 exercise.