Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh underlined Iran has limited the range of its missiles to 2,000km on the basis of its own decision, but the decision is not something permanent.
“The power of our missiles can be seen in the comments of our enemies. No one has forced us to restrict ourselves to the range of 2,000km because we do not talk to anyone about our missile power.
It (2,000km range) was our decision and this range is not permanent for us,” General Hajizadeh said in an interview with the Arabic-language al-Manar news channel.
He reiterated the country’s position on the prohibition of talks on its missile power, saying that negotiation on the issue is a national redline.
The Iranian foreign ministry in a statement in December dismissed any possibility for holding talks on issues related to its defense program and national security, saying that regional instabilities are rooted in the European states’ huge arms trades with the Persian Gulf Arab states.
“We are firm and clear in our view that the nuclear deal will not be renegotiated. By maximum resistance, Iran showed to the world that it does not negotiate with anyone over its national security and national interests, and speculations over this point have no root in reality.
Iran has its own defense priorities and will act accordingly,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters in a press conference in Tehran.
“We do not talk to anyone about issues related to national interests and national security and defense, nor do we allow anyone to joke with us in this regard.
They know better than anyone the root causes of unrest in the region.
Today, there is a flood of exports of arms and special and advanced weapons by European countries to the Persian Gulf Arab states and they have turned the region into an arsenal of their deadly weapons,” he added.