Iran fires ballistic missiles from underground for first time

July 29, 2020


Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards fired ballistic missiles from underground for the first time as part of an annual military drill, Amirali Hajizadeh, the head of the aerospace division of the Guards, said in a video posted online by YJC, a news agency linked to Iran’s state TV.

The video showed clouds of dust before the missiles streaked into the sky.

The military drill in the Gulf, which began on Tuesday, comes at a time of high tension between Tehran and Washington.

The U.S. military said the drill caused two bases with American troops in the region to go on heightened alert and said Tehran’s missile launches were irresponsible.

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