Iran says it has developed long-range cruise missile, threatens U.S. – National

Iran has developed a cruise missile with a range of 1,650 km (1,025 miles), the Revolutionary Guard’s top commander said on Friday. likely to cause concern.

Separately, Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guard’s Aerospace Forces, also said Iran’s frequent and repeated threats in retaliation for the US killing of Iran’s top commander: We are trying to kill (former U.S. President Donald) Trump.”

“Cruise missiles with a range of 1,650 km have been added to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s missile arsenal,” Hajizadeh told state television.

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The telecast it said was the first footage to show the new Pave cruise missile.

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Hajizadeh said Iran was “poor” when it launched ballistic missile attacks on US-led forces in Iraq days after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad in 2020. He said he had no intention of killing the soldier.

“By the will of God we are going to kill Trump. (Former Secretary of State Mike) Pompeo … and the military commander who gave the order (to kill Soleimani) should be killed,” Hajizadeh said on TV. said in an interview.

Iranian leaders have often vowed to take revenge on Soleimani with strong words.

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Iran is expanding its missile program, especially ballistic missiles, in defiance of US opposition and expressions of concern by European countries. Tehran says the program is purely defensive and deterrent.

Iran said it supplied drones to Russia before the war in Ukraine. Russia has used drones to target power plants and civilian infrastructure.

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The Pentagon said in November that the United States was skeptical of reports citing Hajizadeh who said Iran had developed a hypersonic ballistic missile.

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom; Editing by Alistair Bell and Grant McCool)

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