Iran could strike U.S. cities with missiles in about five years if Tehran made a decision to obtain the necessary technology, a bipartisan congressional panel warned in a report on ballistic missile threats to the United States. Countering the panel’s assessment, U.S. intelligence agencies stood by their estimates that Iran could not deploy intercontinental missiles for at least 10 years. However, both the panel and the CIA said that Iran and Iraq could develop shorter-range missiles capable of hitting Israel within a few years.
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