Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Iranian TV Report on Underground "Missile Cities": Ballistic Missiles Ready to Launch 24/7

On February 10, 2019, IRINN TV (Iran) aired a report on Iran's underground "missile cities" that provide missiles for Iran's launchers and silos. The reporter said that the ballistic missiles are the "residents" of these cities and that they are "keepers of the calm" that are "ready to roar." He also said that the "cities" are built 500 meters underground and cannot be detected by enemy intelligence satellites. Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the deputy commander of the IRGC, said that Iran has huge stockpiles of ballistic missiles that can strike any range and that are ready to be fired. General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the IRGC's aerospace force, said that there are thousands of IRGC members who sit around the clock with their fingers on the triggers of the missiles, and that the arsenal includes many different kinds of missiles. Explaining that the missiles constitute the most important part of Iran's defense doctrine, the reporter said that many of Iran's missiles are aimed at American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf. He added: "If the foreigners make any mistake, [the missiles] will burst from the belly of the Earth like lava and will cause a fire that cannot be extinguished." For an Iranian TV report about an underground missile factory, see MEMRI TV Clip No. 7007.


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