Iran may develop inter-continental missiles that can reach the east coast of the United States in two to three years, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said in a CNBC interview Wednesday.
Iran is investing billions of dollars, Steinitz said, to develop inter-continental ballistic missiles. “We estimate that in 2-3 years they will have the first inter-continental ballistic missiles that can reach the east coast of America.”
“Their aim is clearly not only to be able to threaten Israel and the Middle East,” he continued, “but to put a direct nuclear ballistic threat to Europe and to the United States of America.”
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