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Iran brags that new ‘missile cities’ are nightmare for enemies

The Jerusalem Post reports: “In the Iranian rhetoric playbook, every failure must be met with an equal and opposite claim to some form of success. The failure of Iran to protect critical infrastructure, as well as a series of explosions at a missile factory and nuclear site over the last week and a half, led Tehran to point to new ‘missile cities’ as part of its arsenal that makes it a ‘nightmare’ for enemies. What is a ‘missile city’ and why is Iran talking about this now?

The comments were made Sunday by Brig.-Gen. Alireza Tangsiri, who said that Iran has ‘underground cities which house vessels and missiles.’ The entire shoreline of southern Iran has these weapons, he asserted. Most of these weapons systems are in the hands of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, not the regular Iranian Navy. They consist of various marine forces, including units of the Basij, the reports in Iranian state media claim. They include 428 flotillas along 2,200 km. of coastline. The systems are concentrated at key areas along the Persian Gulf and facing the Gulf of Oman…

The bragging about the ‘missile cities’ comes in the wake of a mid-June test of an Iranian cruise missile that was fired out to sea, which supposedly has a range of 280 km. Iran also said in April it had increased the range of its naval missiles to 700 km…”

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