Iran Missiles in Range of Europe


Washington Post, October 6

“Iran has increased the range of its missiles to 1,250 miles, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, putting parts of Europe within reach for the first time. Military analysts had estimated Iran’s missile range at 810 miles, which would allow it to strike anywhere in Israel. But Iran’s official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the country’s influential former president and the head of a government oversight body, as saying: ‘Now we have the power to launch a missile with a 2,000-kilometer range. Iran is determined to improve its military capabilities. If the Americans attack Iran, the world will change. … They will not dare to make such a mistake.’”