Iranian state television showed images of underground missiles bases on Wednesday, and featured military leaders saying that they were ready to launch on the order of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei “if enemies make a mistake.”
Agence France-Presse reported more:
Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace division, said numerous such tunnels exist across the country at a depth of 500 metres.
“The Islamic republic’s long-range missile bases are stationed and ready under the high mountains in all the country’s provinces and cities,” he said, according to the Guards’ website.
The commander said the missiles were ready to be launched from all over Iran, on the order of “the supreme commander-in-chief”, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The images shown in the broadcast were just a “sample” of underground bases Iran has all over the country, Hajizadeh said, adding that Iran would upgrade its missile arsenal over the next year. He also warned that “if enemies make a mistake, missile bases will erupt like a volcano from the depth of earth.”
The publicizing of Iran’s missile capabilities came four days after the country announced the test launch of a precision-guided ballistic missile. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said Wednesday that the missile launch was a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.
[Photo: MEMRI-TV / YouTube ]