You can stop worrying: Ayatollah Khamenei has limited ballistic missile range to 2,000 km

You can stop worrying: Ayatollah Khamenei has limited ballistic missile range to 2,000 km

[Ed. – Whew.  Iran has been testing rockets with ICBM capability since 2009, but I totally trust Khamenei to not let his crazed missile program chiefs go off the rez.]

Iran’s supreme leader has restricted the range of ballistic missiles manufactured in the country to 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles), the head of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Tuesday, which limits their reach to only regional Mideast targets.

The comments on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s orders appear to be an effort by Iranian authorities to contrast their missile program, which they often describe as being for defensive purposes, against those of countries like North Korea, which poses a threat to the United States.

The range of 2,000 kilometers encompasses much of the Middle East, including Israel and American military bases in the region. …

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Iran today likely has the capability to go beyond 2,000 kilometers with its Khorramshahr ballistic missile, though it chose to limit its range by putting a heavier warhead on it in testing, Elleman said.

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