Tehran has built multiple “missile cities,” both ashore and offshore, along its southern coast, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) navy chief has unveiled, calling the facilities a “nightmare” for the country’s enemies.
The network includes underground bunkers, as well as offshore floating platforms, Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri told Sobh-e Sadeq weekly, in a interview published on Sunday.
“Iran has established underground onshore and offshore missile cities all along the coasts of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, which would be a nightmare for Iran’s enemies,” Tangsiri stated.
The IRGC has become present “everywhere” in these waters – its navy has mobilized 23,000 service personnel and 428 flotillas along the southern borders, the admiral added. Tangsiri also hinted at forthcoming long-range missiles, in addition to brand-new military vessels “beyond the imagination” of the country’s enemies.
Iran’s elite Guards Corps undoubtedly has a thing for subterranean facilities, and repeatedly intimated that it has well-hidden missile stockpiles and launch sites, as well as fully fledged underground factories. So far, no visual evidence of the IRGC navy-operated compounds has been offered.
The Persian Gulf has seen an increase in foreign military since last summer, carrying out a series of maritime incidents, including mysterious attacks on oil tankers. The likes of the US and the UK were quick the culprit Iran for these incidents, but Tehran denied the allegations, pointing to the possible lack of evidence. Washington, in particular, deployed additional forces to the location to ensure “safe” navigation.
Iran, because of its part, has always maintained that it’s capable of single-handedly providing all of the necessary security in the region, and urged foreign nations to remain away from the troubled waters.
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