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Graphic shows Iranian missile ranges and numbers of U.S. military forces in region.


Iran warns of response to new U.S. sanctions

By Mike Tyler

October 9, 2017 - The chief of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards is warning that U.S. regional military bases would be at risk of an Iranian missile attack if Washington imposes new sanctions against Tehran.

Iranian state media quoted Guards’ commander Mohammad Ali Jafari as warning that if new sanctions are imposed, the United States would have to “move their regional bases outside the 2,000km range of Iran’s missiles.”

Currently, U.S. military bases are located in countries neighbouring Iran, including Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Afghanistan, less than 500km (310 miles) from Iran’s borders.

PUBLISHED: 09/10/2017; STORY: Graphic News