Iran’s ‘Bond Villain’ Missile Caves Shown In Action As It Threatens To Drop Nuke Deal
Iran launched multiple ballistic missiles today as part of a series of military drills conducted by the hardliner Revolutionary Guards Corps. The missiles emerged from one of Iran’s elaborate underground missile caves, a version of which emerged late last year on Iranian state TV, but this is the first time we have seen them in action—and they look like leftovers from the set of a ‘70s James Bond flick.
The missiles fired during the drills have ranges up to 1,250 miles, putting Israel (and anywhere on the Arabian peninsula) in their sights. Considering the extremely poor state of relations between Iran and Sunni Arab states, Iran’s ability to shower their countries with ballistic missiles fired from hardened launch sites is not a welcome development.
The test launches also come much to the chagrin of the U.S., which just last January slapped sanctions on any business related to Iran’s missile development program following a series of test launches last October.
The U.N. Security Council prohibited Iran from conducting any operations or activities related to missiles that could be capable of carrying nuclear weapons under Resolution 2231. Yet seeing thatthe nuclear deal pretty much eliminated Iran’s nuclear threat, the missile launches may be hard to classify as nuclear related, at least enough so to push the UN Security Council to punish Iran for them.
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