Iran Claims Its Ballistic Missiles Capable of Striking ‘Any Vessel’ from 435 Miles reports: “Iran has developed land-to-sea ballistic missiles with the capability of hitting any ship from an estimated 435 miles, a top official from the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) declared this week amid escalating tensions with the United States over Tehran’s missile program.

‘We have managed to make land-to-sea ballistic, not cruise, missiles that can hit any vessel or ship from 700 km [435 miles],’ Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency quoted Amirali Hajizadeh, the head of the IRGC’s airspace division, as saying on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

On Monday, Brian Hook, the U.S. special envoy on Iran, acknowledged that Iran’s ballistic missile program was intensifying tensions in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria, noting, ‘We are accumulating risk of regional conflict if we do not do more to deter Iran’s missile proliferation in the Middle East.’

The high-ranking IRGC official noted that the Shiite Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Tehran a decade ago to develop the capability of ‘hitting ships’ with ballistic projectiles…”

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