Iran has more missiles than it can hide: General

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A grab from Islamic Republic of Iran News Network on October 14, 2015 is said to show missile launchers in an underground tunnel at an unknown location in Iran (AFP Photo/)

 

Tehran (AFP) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have so many missiles they don’t know where to hide them, a senior commander said at Friday prayers, after the United States threatened to impose fresh sanctions.

“We lack enough space in our stockpiles to house our missiles,” said General Hossein Salami, the Guards’ deputy, as a row with the US over Iran’s ballistic missile programme deepened.

“Hundreds of long tunnels are full of missiles ready to fly to protect your integrity, independence and freedom,” he told worshippers in Tehran, promising to never “stop developing our defence deterrent”.

Iranian state television aired in October unprecedented footage of such an underground missile base.

The general’s comments came after reports that the US had planned — but later shelved — to unveil a fresh round of sanctions following two recent missile tests by the Islamic republic.

The nuclear deal is due to come into effect on “Implementation Day”, expected later this month, or soon after, when UN monitors sign off that Iran has applied major curbs to its atomic programme.

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