Iran unveils underground missile base on Gulf coast, state media says

By Mostafa Salem and Tamara Qiblawi, CNN

Iranian commanders walk past missiles at the base, in a photo released by Sepahnews, the website of the Revolutionary Guards.

(CNN)Iran has unveiled an underground base for “strategic missiles” on its Gulf coastline, according to state media.

Video broadcast by state media Friday showed the head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, Major General Hossein Salami, touring what appears to be a long underground tunnel lined with missiles and missile launchers.
Iran’s ballistic missiles arsenal is one of the flashpoints in Tehran’s long-running disputes with its Arab neighbors and the United States. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab countries have called for the curbing of Iran’s ballistic weapons, but Iran’s leaders have repeatedly said the arsenal is not up for negotiation.