IRGC unveils underground missile base along Persian Gulf coast

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) unveiled on Friday an underground missile base along the Persian Gulf coast in Hormozgan province.

The underground base was unveiled during a visit by IRGC Chief Commander Major general Hossein Salami and the force’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri.

The IRGC chief delivered a speech during the visit, which will be published later.

Iran has taken great strides seeking to attain self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and defense systems in the face of decades-long sanctions and arms embargoes on the country.

The Islamic Republic produces a wide variety of advanced weapons systems and equipment based on its own technological capabilities.

Iranian authorities have invariably asserted that the country’s missile program has not been established for non-conventional purposes and is only meant as part of the country’s deterrence capability.