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Iran Has Huge Stockpiles of Long-Range Missiles, Says Revolutionary Guard Commander

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An Iranian-produced Zoobin missile. Illustrative photo: Wikimedia Commons.

An Iranian-produced Zoobin missile. Illustrative photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A commander in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said Iran possesses a large stockpile of long-range missiles, Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency reported on Tuesday.

Brigadier General Hossein Salami claimed that Iran’s defense industries have been producing missiles “with a range of 2,000 km and a zero margin of error,” allowing Iran to “target any fixed [or] mobile base in this operational radius with 100% precision and a zero margin of error.”

Salami also addressed the IRGC Aerospace Force’s October 14 unveiling of an underground bunker filled with ballistic missiles, days after testing its new precision-guided missile, the Emad. Salami said this bunker held one of Iran’s “oldest stockpiles,” and claimed that Iran’s more modern depots where missiles have been stockpiled, have not yet been shown.

In spite of the possibility that this and other of Iran’s missile-related activity may constitute a violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Fars noted, “Iranian officials have always underscored that the country’s defense program cannot be affected by the [JCPOA] and the U.N. Security Council Resolutions.”

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