On Wednesday Iran released footage of a large underground missile base that shows several long-range missiles lined up along the wall of a well carved tunnel. Iranian officials boast that they could be used “if enemies make a mistake.”
An Iranian commander said that there are missiles ready to be launched from all over Iran. The commander seemed to suggest that the show was in response to a threat by Western powers, namely the U.S. He went on to say that there are numerous such missile bases that exist across the country situated nearly 1/3 of a mile underground, and that this was only a sample.
— Faraway (@Faraway1111) October 15, 2015
The footage comes only three days after Iran fired a precision-guided ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads, and for the first time with a range far enough to hit Israel.
Iran successfully Launches first long range ballistic missile http://t.co/9RpkGEU91K
— HyperbaricO2Centre (@GregoryWindrum) October 13, 2015
Iran’s launch on Sunday was a blatant disregard of the U.N. resolution that prohibits Iran from engaging in nuclear activities. Although Sunday’s launch did not break the agreement with the P5+1, Iran seems to be already lashing out just a day after the Iranian Parliament passed the deal.
The threat Iran feels comes from the U.S. refusing to take a military option off the table should Iran decide to do something stupid, such as launch a ballistic missile outfitted with, God forbid, a nuclear weapon headed straight for Israel.