Iran reveals underground missile base on coast of Gulf

"The base is one of several bases housing the Guards’ Navy’s strategic missiles," said the commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, Hossein Salami

The underground base whose existence was revealed over the weekend. Photo: RGC/WANA (WEST Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS

Amid the tension with the US, the Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran revealed an underground missile base on the coast of the Gulf. The exact location was not disclosed. 

"The base is one of several bases housing the Guards’ Navy’s strategic missiles," said the commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, Hossein Salami, on Friday. "These missiles have ranges of hundreds of kilometers, enjoy pinpoint accuracy and huge destructive power, and can overcome the enemy’s electronic warfare equipment."

Reuters, which reported the news, mentioned that last year the Revolutionary Guard said that Iran set up underground "missile cities" along the Gulf coastline, warning of a "nightmare" for its enemies.

Meanwhile, following the rioting in Washington and the storming of the Capitol last week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that "What happened in the U.S. shows how fragile Western democracy is." He called Trump "a sick person" and said that Trump damaged the prestige of the US and its relations with the entire world.