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Iran Says US Bases in Region within its Missile Range

Iran Says US Bases in Region within its Missile Range

Sunday, 15 September, 2019 - 09:15
Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps. (Reuters)
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An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday that US bases and aircraft carriers in the region were within range of Iranian missiles after the US accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants, raising tensions in the Middle East.

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi militias claimed on Saturday responsibility for the attacks.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of being behind the attacks, ruling out Houthi involvement and denouncing Tehran for engaging in false diplomacy.

Pompeo, said on Twitter on Saturday that there was no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.

“Everybody should know that all American bases and their aircraft carriers in a distance of up to 2,000 kilometers around Iran are within the range of our missiles,” the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps Aerospace Force Amirali Hajizadeh said on Sunday.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency also quoted him saying that “Iran has always been ready for a “full-fledged” war”.

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