Iranian security chief Ali Shamkhani says country has no intention of increasing range of its ballistic missiles

The West is suspicious that Iran's missile programme is capable of delivering nuclear weapons

The Associated Press January 29, 2019 22:53:43 IST
Iranian security chief Ali Shamkhani says country has no intention of increasing range of its ballistic missiles
  • Iran's senior security official says his country has no plans to increase range of its missile systems.

  • Revolutionary Guard chief said the country's supreme leader had limited the range of its missiles to 2,000 kilometres.

  • The West is suspicious that Iran's missile programme is capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

Tehran: Iran's senior security official says his country has no plans to increase range of its missile systems.

Tuesday's report on State TV quotes the secretary of Iran's top security body, Ali Shamkhani, as saying that Iran "has no intention of increasing the range of our missiles."

In 2017, Iran's Revolutionary Guard chief, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, said the country's supreme leader had limited the range of its ballistic missiles to 2,000 kilometres.

The West is suspicious that Iran's missile programme is capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

Iran denies the charge.

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday his country is ready to impose further sanctions on Iran if no progress is made in talks to limit its ballistic missile programme.

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