Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy opens 5th base in Persian Gulf; outpost set to guard Iran’s claim to islands disputed by UAE.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy inaugurated its fifth naval base in the Persian Gulf on Sunday in the southern port city of Bandar Lengeh on the Persian Gulf coast.
IRGC Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said that the new naval zone, named Imam Mohammed Baqer, will cover a region in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz encompassing several Persian Gulf islands, from Qeshm Island to the waters west of Kish Island, according to Fars News, which is closely affiliated to the IRGC.
Fadavi said the IRGC has deployed missile and marine units within the new zone, which will provide “operational coverage” for the islands within its operational range.
Full article: Iran inaugurates new naval base in Strait of Hormuz (Jersualem Post)