Iran launches missiles underground in exercises in the Gulf

L’Iran lance des missiles souterrains lors d’exercices dans le Golfe

Tehran | the armed forces of the islamic Republic were drawn on Wednesday, ballistic missiles “from the depths of the earth” on the last day of military exercises in the waters of the Gulf, according to iranian media.

These missile firings are involved, a day after the Guardians of the revolution, the ideological army of Iran, referred to the mock-up of a us carrier near the strait of Hormuz, an important shipping corridor particularly for oil tankers.

Images broadcast by State television showed bursts of flames, smoke and dust, and something that looked like four missiles rising into the sky from a desert.

In a statement published on their website Sepahnews, the Guardians of the revolution have said that this was “the first time in the world” that such an exercise was carried out, without further detail.

They have hailed “the successful launch of ballistic missiles from the depths of the earth so completely camouflaged,” according to them ” a significant achievement which could pose serious challenges to the intelligence organizations of the enemy “.

The revolutionary Guards have also claimed to have launched bomb, fighter-bombers Su-22 for target “- determined positions ” on the island of Bani Farur in the territorial waters of iran.

“These launches have been made without the platform and the usual facilities,” said brigadier general Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the aerospace branch of the Guardians of the Revolution, in a tv interview.

“The missiles buried pierce suddenly the ground and hit their target with precision “, he added.

These exercises come as tensions between Washington and Tehran continue to grow, in particular since the unilateral withdrawal in 2018 of the Member-States of the international agreement on the iranian nuclear issue and the recovery of u.s. sanctions against the islamic Republic.

On two occasions over the past 13 months, the two countries appeared on the brink of war: in June 2019, after the destruction by Iran a drone u.s. in the Gulf, and then in January, after the removal by Washington of Qassem Soleimani, the powerful general of the Guardians of the Revolution, killed by a strike of a drone near the airport in Baghdad.

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