News ID: 279235
Published: 0327 GMT January 08, 2021

IRGC unveils underground missile base on Persian Gulf shores

IRGC unveils underground missile base on Persian Gulf shores

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Friday unveiled an underground missile base built along the country’s southern Persian Gulf coast.

“The base is one of several bases housing the IRGC Navy’s strategic missiles,” IRGC Commander-in-Chief Major General Hossein Salami said as he visited the base during a ceremony attended by Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, the commander of the IRGC Navy, and a number of high-ranking Iranian military figures.

“These missiles have ranges of hundreds of kilometers, enjoy pinpoint accuracy and huge destructive power, and can overcome the enemy’s electronic warfare equipment,” Salami said, Reuters reported.

He said the base was “one of several bases housing the Navy’s strategic missiles”.

Last year, the IRGC said Iran had built underground “missile cities” along the Persian Gulf coastline, warning of a “nightmare for Iran’s enemies”.

In an interview at the time, Tangsiri said the sites contain coast-to-sea missiles.

“Our logic is to defend the territorial integrity and independence of the country and the achievements of the Islamic Revolution,” Salami said.

“We believe that our enemies do not accept the power of logic, but rely on the logic of power. There is, therefore, no option left for us but to boost our offensive and defensive deterrence in the face of their colonial plots," he added, according to Press TV.

Salami noted that the IRGC is fully prepared for any immediate operation, stressing that the forces will not hesitate to nip any anti-Iran bid by arrogant powers and enemies in the bud.

He also praised the IRGC Navy’s technological advances in terms of quantity and quality, stating that much progress has been made with regard to information gathering systems, detection and interception systems as well as related radar systems.

“The IRGC naval missiles are among the most advanced in the world as to coast-to-sea, surface-to-surface, air-to-sea, and sea-to-air combat missions,” Salami pointed out.



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