Iran reveals underground missile base (UPDATE)
Details added (first version posted on 15:00)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 14
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran has for the first time released the footage showcasing one of its underground missile bases.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) was permitted to enter a base located 500 meters below the ground, and take its video for the first time, which was aired by the IRINN TV Oct. 14.
"Iranian missiles of varying ranges are ready to be launched from underground bases once Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei orders to do so," IRINN TV quoted the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh as saying Oct. 14.
He explained that Iran created missile bases in all the provinces and cities throughout the country at a depth of 500 meters.
"We have no concern over the newest and most advanced generations of satellites and spying equipments owned by the enemies of the Islamic Revolution," Hajizadeh added.
"This is only one of Iran's missile bases," Hajizadeh said referring to the showcased missile base.
The commander added that his country will replace the current home-made missiles with new generations of long-range, advanced missiles, which run on liquid and solid fuel.
Hajizadeh also said those who threat Iran with "military option on the table" are better to take a look at Iran's "options under the table," referring to the underground bases.
"Iran's known military power is only the tip of the iceberg," he further asserted.
Iran, being under international restrictions, has so far benefited from domestic specialists to improve its military power, frequently unveiling new products.
As a result of the embargo imposed along with sanctions on the country, Iran's military capability has become very limited compared to that of the US and NATO.
Since 1992, Iran has been manufacturing its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles, radars, boats, submarines and fighter planes.
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