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2021-01-14 21:47:05

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State media: Iran unveils underground missile base in Gulf
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Friday, January 08, 2021, 23:01
By Newpaper24

This picture offered by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) official web site through SEPAH Information on Jan 8, 2021. (PHOTO / Newpaper24)

DUBAI – Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards unveiled an underground missile base at an undisclosed Gulf location on Friday, Iranian state media reported, at a time of heightened stress between Tehran and the US.

“The bottom is certainly one of a number of bases housing the Guards’ Navy’s strategic missiles,” the state media quoted the pinnacle of the Guards, Main Basic Hossein Salami, as saying.

Final 12 months, the Guards mentioned Iran had constructed underground “missile cities” alongside the Gulf shoreline, warning of a “nightmare for Iran’s enemies”.

These missiles have ranges of tons of of kilometres, take pleasure in pinpoint accuracy and large damaging energy, and may overcome the enemy’s digital warfare tools

Hossein Salami, Main Basic, Iran

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“These missiles have ranges of tons of of kilometres, take pleasure in pinpoint accuracy and large damaging energy, and may overcome the enemy’s digital warfare tools,” Salami mentioned.

He mentioned the bottom was “certainly one of a number of bases housing the Navy’s strategic missiles”.

There have been periodic confrontations within the Gulf in recent times between the Guards and the US navy, which has accused the Guards’ navy of sending quick assault boats to harass US warships as they cross the Strait of Hormuz.

READ MORE: Iran unveils homemade ballistic missile launcher

Tensions have been excessive between Tehran and Washington since 2018, when President Donald Trump exited the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and 6 world powers which limits the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme and reimposed sanctions which have crippled the nation’s financial system.

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