UPDATED 12:23 AM PT – Sunday, January 10, 2021
Iran ramped up threats to peace and stability in the Middle East with its new ballistic missile base.
Iranian Guards of Islamic Revolution unveiled an underground missile facility this weekend, saying it is one of the many similar installations along the Gulf Coast.
Officials claimed Iran’s missiles have a range of “thousands of miles,” and can breach electronic missile defense systems of other countries.
Iran also reiterated its opposition to President Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East.
“What you see today in this complex is one of several strategic missile storage facilities of the IRGC Navy. Behind us, you see a column of these missiles and launchers,” Major Gen. Hossein Salami, chief commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said. “Our logic to defend the territorial integrity and independence of the country and to defend the achievements of the Islamic Revolution is to get strong.”
Iranian officials said they are targeting the information systems and radars of the U.S. and its allies from the guards’ new missile bases.