In an interview with former UN ambassador John Bolton today, Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett asserted that Iran’s Shahab missile “could actually hit — I think — some military installations in the United States.” “Absolutely,” replied Bolton, clarifying that it was “U.S. forces stationed in the region” that could be threatened by such a missile. Watch it:
The current range of Iran’s Shahab missiles is said to be 1,200 miles, but the United States and Iran are much more than 1,200 miles apart. The approximate distance between Tehran and Washington, D.C. is actually 6,340 miles.
UPDATE: In response to this post, Jarrett informed ThinkProgress that he did not say Iran’s Shahab missile could hit military installations “in” the United States. “Those were not my words,” Jarrett told us. “I said the Shahab missile could hit military installations ‘of’ the United States.” We regret the error.