A senior Iranian official says that the US’s Indian Ocean base at the Diego Garcia island atoll, considered well out of range of Iran’s missiles, is in fact within its ballistic missile range.

According to Channel 2, the official said that “In the case of a mistake by the United States, its military bases in Bahrain and ‘Garcia Hill’ [the Diego Garcia base] in the Indian Ocean will not be safe from Iran’s missiles.”

This is the first time Iran has mentioned Diego Garcia, especially in the context of a possible missile strike. The base is over 5,000 kilometers away from Iran, whose missiles have, until now, been officially known to cover only 2,000 kilometers. […]