JERUSALEM (MCT) — An Israeli government minister said Thursday that Iran is developing a missile that could strike targets more than 6,000 miles away and thus would be capable of reaching the East Coast of the United States.
Minister for Strategic Affairs Moshe Yaalon said the missile project was “aimed at America, not us” and should heighten U.S. concerns about Iran’s nuclear project. Tehran maintains its research is designed for peaceful purposes, but the U.S. and some of its allies suspect the regime is trying to develop nuclear weapons.
Israel has been lobbying hard in recent weeks to persuade the U.S., Europe and others in the international community to impose even tougher economic sanctions on Iran.
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