Iran vows to increase range of its missiles ahead of Security council meeting

Ahead of a UN Security Council meeting concerning Iran’s weekend test of a nuclear-capable missile, Tehran’s air force chief announces his country will continue to increase the range of its missiles.

“One of our most important programs is increasing the range of missiles and ammunition,” Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh tells the state-linked Fars news agency in comments reported by Reuters.

“We don’t see any limitations for ourselves in this field,” he adds.

Nasirzadeh’s remarks come hours before a Security council meeting called by France and Britain after they accused Iran of test-firing a medium-range missile over the weekend.