Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the aerospace forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is the elite formation of the Iranian armed forces, warned the Pentagon about the vulnerability of their military targets for Iranian missiles.
This, in particular, is about the American bases located on the territory of Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. The Iranian military leader also emphasized that the priority targets for the missile units are US aircraft carriers located in the Persian Gulf.
In October of this year, Tehran has already announced that it has increased the range of its anti-ship missiles and now they are capable of hitting enemy targets at a distance of up to 700 km.
Relations between the United States and Iran over the past years have remained quite tense, however, they became even more aggravated after the arrival of Donald Trump in the White House. The head of the US administration has repeatedly accused Tehran of destabilizing the situation in the region and supporting world terrorism.
In May 2018, Washington began to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan - a deal that limits Tehran’s nuclear development in exchange for the lifting of United Nations Security Council sanctions. These steps were not supported by all participants in the transaction. Russia, Great Britain, Germany, China and France remain committed to the agreements reached earlier.