State Department: Iran conducted a missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads and reach Europe
WASHINGTON, 29 Nov. /TASS/. Iran had in January 2017 launch medium-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads and reach European capitals. With such a statement was made on Thursday special envoy of the US state Department on Iran Brian hook.
“According to our estimates, in January 2017 Iran launched a medium-range missile”, he said. “It has a payload of over 500 kg and can be used to carry nuclear warheads. Its estimated range of more than 1.2 million miles (about 2000 km — approx. TASS). This is enough to reach some European capitals,” added hook.
“The ongoing development of the Iranian missile program leads to the fact that Europe is in range of [Iran’s missiles],” added the special envoy of the state Department.
He also added that Tehran supports radical movement “Taliban” (banned in Russia) in Afghanistan, including supplying him weapons.
“Iran is providing material support to [the movement of] the Taliban since at least 2007,” — said the employee of foreign policy Department of the USA.
The hook demonstrated allegedly made by Iran’s missiles “Fajar” which, according to him, was intercepted by “the Taliban in Helmand airfield near Kandahar by the Afghan national army.” “These same rockets were used in the past [the Palestinian movement] Hamas,” said the American diplomat.
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