Agencies (Qasioun) - The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) threatened that U.S. military forces in the Middle East might be an targets of Iranian missiles if Washington imposes new sanctions against Tehran.
Jafari’s comments on October 8 follow several media reports saying that U.S. President Donald Trump intends to announce plans to decertify the 2015 nuclear deal that global powers forged with Iran in 2015 -- declaring it not in U.S. interests. The move would give the Republican-controlled Congress 60 days to decide whether to reinstate sanctions on Tehran that were suspended under the agreement.
Iran’s official IRNA news agency quoted IRGC commander Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying that “if new sanctions go into effect,” the United States should “move its regional bases to a 2,000-kilometer radius” from Iran, adding that 2,000 kilometers is “the range of Iranian missiles.”
The U.S. military currently has bases less than 800 kilometers from Iran’s borders in countries neighboring Iran.