IRAN has released a video showcasing an underground missile lair where it is able to deploy ballistic missiles at short notice.
The footage of the subterranean facility was broadcast on Iranian TV but its likely audience is military bosses in the West amid rising tensions.
The video shows a cavernous base made of reinforced concrete which is deep below the crust of the Earth — presumably designed to evade bunker-busting bombs.
The whole facility is something straight out of a Bond film.
But in this case the “villains” are all too real and it’s feared so are their weapons of war.
At the entrance of the extensive tunnel network are posters of the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.
The video then shows a number of missile components appearing to belong to the Qiam-1 ballistic missile system, which has a range of about 400 miles.
The regime’s henchmen are then seen assembling them in one of the underground base’s launch room.
Once fitted together, the missile is launched and is seen soaring skywards.
With rising tensions between the US and Iran, this propaganda production is a clear message that Tehran is ready to fight a regional war with a formidable arsenal.
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Just yesterday Ayatollah Khamenei said yesterday that negotiating with the US about its military capabilities would bring nothing but harm.
Trump arrived today in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he is expected to discuss his administration’s efforts to boost defence spending and address threats from Iran.
In recent weeks, war fears have grown in the Persian Gulf as the US beefed up its military presence in the Gulf in response to a still-unexplained threat from Iran.
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The US also has accused Iran of being behind a string of incidents, including alleged sabotage of oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and a rocket that landed near the US Embassy in Baghdad, while Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi rebels have launched a string of drone attacks targeting Saudi Arabia.
Iran in turn has announced it is quadrupling its production capacity of low-enriched uranium, making it likely the country will soon exceed stockpile limits set by the nuclear accord.
Iran also gave Europe a July 7 deadline to set new terms for a nuclear deal or it will enrich uranium at higher levels, closer to weapons grade.
The sheer scale of the place is evident
The propaganda video is clearly a show of power
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