The Iranian Tansim news agency released images of the Islamic Republic’s underground “missile cities,” which hold hundreds of missiles and solid-fuel rockets ready-to-fire under five levels of concrete, Radio Farda reported on Tuesday.
Iran’s secret underground ‘missile city’ unveiled
According to Radio Farda, Tansim also reported that two out of the 15 missiles that were fired at Ain al-Assad airbase in Iraq and the Erbil airport in Iraqi Kurdistan targeting US troops fell on the republic’s territory.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Airspace Force Commander Ali Hajizadeh claimed that Iran’s missile depots were scattered around various parts of the country and are held in bunkers hidden 500 meters (1640 feet) underground in the state’s mountains.
The IRGC has claimed for the past six years that it has built three underground “missile cities,” showing tunnels packed with solid-fuel rockets, as well as mid-range ballistic missiles.
The recent conflict between the US and Iran in Iraq that was sparked by the assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani led to a rise in tensions across the Middle East, with many fearing further developments that may lead the region into war.
Following last week’s ballistic missile attack, Iranian generals warned that “a tsunami will sweep away all US bases.” Iranian state TV said that “Iran has 80 million inhabitants,” announcing that “based on the Iranian population, we want to raise $80 million [as] a reward for those who get close to the head of [US] President [Donald] Trump.”
The unveiling of the republic’s underground missile depot came after France, Britain and Germany formally triggered the dispute mechanism in Iran’s nuclear deal on Tuesday, formally accusing Iran of violating the agreement.
The countries emphasized that they are “not joining a campaign to implement maximum pressure against Iran,” adding that they hope to “bring Iran back into full compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA [nuclear deal].”
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