Iran’s missile-development program has been a concern to the free world for some time.
After all, this is the rogue nation dedicated to obtaining nuclear weapons that has threatened to “wipe Israel” off the map, explains a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
President Obama agreed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that he claimed would curb Iran’s nuclear and missile programs, and reduce tensions in the Middle East.
That didn’t happen, and President Trump ultimately decided in October to decertify the deal, determining Iran is not in compliance, and ask Congress to consider sanctions.
But Iranian officials now, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI, are claiming their missiles could be used to defend Europe from “threats.”
A member of the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, Hashmatollah Falahat-Pishe, is trying to offer Europeans a reassurance and an “enticement” regarding Iran’s nuclear weapon program, MEMRI said.
“Iranian officials, from the military attaches in Iran’s European embassies to foreign policy officials, and especially the president,” said Falahat-Pishe, “must talk with their counterparts such as [French President Emmanuel] Macron, and present to them the issue of our strategic defense, because Iran’s missiles with a range of less than 2,000 km can also serve the security of the EU.”
The Iranian lawmaker said Iran “has missiles like this, and it also has military capability in the region’s strategic depth.”
“Therefore, it can constitute a barrier to threats entering Europe. If we move ahead with such a strategy, Europe will defend Iran’s missile capability like it defends the JCPOA [nuclear deal]. This would require a comprehensive strategy,” he said.
Falahat-Pishe said Iran “must reduce the challenge vis-à-vis the enemy.”
“When we reduce the challenge with America, we will manage to advance a move that will make the Europeans realize that they not only can cooperate with Iran economically, but can also benefit militarily by cooperating with Iran,” he said.