All US bases in the Middle East, according to General Hajizadeh, are within range of Iran’s Paveh missiles, which have a range of more than 1,600 kilometers.
The commander of the IRGC’s aerospace unit, Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, announced on February 23 that Iran now has cruise missiles with a 1,650 km range in its arsenal.
As General Hajizadeh announced this weapon, Iranian media released a video of the IRGC testing a cruise missile under the codename Paveh. According to General Hajizadeh, the IRGC has cut the weight and launch time of long-range missiles by one-fourth and six times, respectively.
The IRGC, according to General Hajizadeh, wants to “neutralise the US war machine” and put all of its bases in the Middle East within striking distance, making them the US’s weak spot in the region. He claimed that, “whenever necessary,” the IRGC can conduct raids on US installations in the Middle East.
General Hajizadeh declared, “The United States has an interest in inciting unrest in the region. “The adversary will start a war in Iran if we are weak. To meet the security requirements of our cherished nation, we must exercise extreme caution.”
The US has not responded to the remarks made by the Iranian commander.
Amid rising tensions between the two sides, Iran’s decision to commission additional cruise missiles may raise concerns in the West. The West recently imposed sanctions on Iran for reportedly supplying Russia with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to strike Ukraine and repressing protests in the nation. Iran denies providing Russia with weapons and sanctioning the West in return.