Iran's Revolutionary Guard Amirali Hajizadeh has warned saying that Iranian missiles can strike US military targets in the UAE, Qatar and Afghanistan, after sanctions were reimposed by Washington.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Amirali Hajizadeh has warned saying that Iranian missiles can strike US military targets in the UAE, Qatar and Afghanistan, after sanctions were reimposed by Washington.

 Amirali listed the Al Dhafra base in the UAE, the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar and the Kandahar base in Afghanistan, as well US aircraft carriers in the Arabian Gulf, as potential targets after his unit improved the precision of Iran's missiles.

 "They are within our reach and we can hit them if they [the US] make a move," Mr Hajizadeh was quoted as saying .

 The targets listed by Mr Hajizadeh are all within the range of Iran's missiles, believed to extend at least 2,000 kilometres, but experts have questioned their accuracy.

 Tehran's continuing development of its missile capabilities was one of the main reasons cited by US President Donald Trump for pulling out of a 2015 international agreement which lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme.

He said the deal was flawed because it did not include controls on Iran's missile programme or its support for proxies in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq.

UN and US investigators have said missiles fired by the Yemen's Houthi rebels bore signs of Iranian origins.

 Iran has ruled out negotiations with Washington over its military capabilities, particularly its missile programme which is run by the Revolutionary Guard.

 A report released by weapons researchers at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California earlier this year suggested that Iran had been carrying out missile tests at a previously unknown facility near Shahrud in the country's north-east.

The report said analysis of satellite images of the area suggested Iran may be developing technology for missiles with a range beyond 2,000km.

 While the 2015 nuclear deal did not specifically bar Iran from developing missiles, except for those capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, it called on Tehran to refrain from such activity.

 The US warned Iran that it had been put "on notice" in February 2017 after a report citing German intelligence sources said Tehran had tested a missile believed to be capable of carrying a nuclear weapon and with an upper range of 3,000km.

 Iran has twice launched missiles across its borders in recent years, striking at targets in eastern Syria in 2016 and in October this year after terrorist attacks claimed by the extremist group ISIS.

 Iran has also threatened to disrupt oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf if the United States tries to strangle Iranian oil exports. 

US sanctions targeting buyers of Iranian oil went into effect in early November, six months after Mr Trump pulled the US out of the nuclear pact.

The sanctions also targeted Iran's banking, aviation, shipping and shipbuilding sectors.

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