DUBAI (UAE) – Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards unveiled an underground missile base located at an undisclosed Gulf location on Friday. This comes at a time of heightened tension between Tehran and Washington.
“The base is one of several bases housing the Guards’ Navy’s strategic missiles,” the state media quoted the head of the Guards, Major General Hossein Salami, as saying.
He added “These missiles have ranges of hundreds of kilometres, enjoy pinpoint accuracy and huge destructive power, and can overcome the enemy’s electronic warfare equipment.”
Last year, the Guards said Iran had built underground “missile cities” along the Gulf coastline, warning of a “nightmare for Iran’s enemies”.
Salami said the base was “one of several bases housing the Navy’s strategic missiles”.
Over the past few years repeated confrontation between the guards and the US military had lead Guards’ navy to send a fast attack boats to trouble US warships as they passed the Strait of Hormuz.
Ever since President Donald Trump exited the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers tension has been growing between Tehran and Washington.