Iranian army forces have proven off their Naval Missile Facility on the coast of the Persian Gulf and boasted of their prolonged defensive capabilities.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) revealed pictures of a brand new underground missile base on the coast of the Persian Gulf on Friday, amid growing tensions between the Islamic Republic and the US.
“The base is one of several bases housing the Guards’ Navy’s strategic missiles,” state media quoted IRGC Chief Commander Hossein Salami, concerning the bottom positioned someplace within the province of Hormozgan.
“Our logic in defending the territorial integrity, the independence of the country, and the achievements of the Islamic Revolution is strengthening,” Salami stated, in response to the nationwide newspaper Mehr News.
Strengthened defensive capabilities
The commander additionally boasted that the brand new Naval Missile Facility held long-range missiles with pin-point precision and “huge destructive power.”
Salami claimed that the bottom would strengthen Iran’s defensive capabilities, particularly towards “the enemy’s electronic warfare equipment.”
Rising tensions between the Islamic Republic and the US got here to a head on Monday when Revolutionary Guards seized a South Korean tanker within the straits of Hormuz.
The relations between the 2 sides had been put beneath further pressure after President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed heavy sanctions on the nation.
Open hostilities nearly broke out in January 2020 after the assassination of Iran’s top general Qassim Soleimani by a US drone strike in Iraq.
Top Iranian lawmakers have proven a willingness to return to negotiations with President-elect Joe Biden, nevertheless, the nation’s highly effective conservative institution has continued to stoke the flames with a promise to ramp up uranium enrichment.
A warning to Iran’s enemies
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also spoke on Friday in a dwell tv broadcast praising the nation’s defensive capabilities.