Iran’s Tasnim news website close to the Revolutionary Guard has published new photos it claims to show “missile cities”, where “solid fuel” rockets are housed.
Tasnim also said that out of 15 missiles fired at U.S. bases in Iraq on January 8, two fell on Iranian territory, apparently due to technical malfunction.
The release of photos by Tasnim coincides with the decision of the United Kingdom, France and Germany to trigger the dispute mechanism of the 2015 nuclear deal as a response to Iran gradually reducing its commitments.
When in 2018 Donald trump decided to pull out of the agreement, he cited Iran’s ballistic missiles as one of his main concerns and demanded an agreement with Iran that addresses the proliferation of its missile arsenal.
In the past six years the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has claimed to have built three underground “missile cities” and earlier published photos of tunnels stacked with various missiles.
Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of IRGC airspace force claimed during the unveiling of the first “missile city” that Iran’s missile depots were 500-meter-deep bunkers under mountains, in various parts of the country.
It is not clear if the new photos show one of the previously announced three “missile cities” or were taken at a different facility.