October 19, 2017

Iran parades huge underground missile base

Iran parades huge underground missile base

Iranian state television broadcast unprecedented footage on Wednesday of an underground tunnel packed with missiles and launcher units, which officials said could be used if “enemies make a mistake”.

The pictures were released just three days after Iran tested a new long-range missile that the US said may have breached a UN Security Council resolution.

The footage also came a day after Iran’s parliament approved the country’s 14 July nuclear deal with six world powers. Iranian officials have said the nuclear agreement will not affect its military forces, particularly its ballistic missile programme.  The missile launch and underground footage followed pressure from lawmakers to prove the military had not been weakened by the deal. The tunnel, hundreds of metres long and about 10 metres high, was filled with missiles and hardware. Read more

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