TEHRAN (Dispatches) – The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy said Sunday Iran has established onshore and offshore missile cities all along the coasts of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman that would be a "nightmare” for the enemy.
In an interview with Sobh-e Sadeq weekly, Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri said the IRGC Navy, like the IRGC Aerospace Force, has established underground and offshore missile cities containing coast-to-sea missiles.
The "missile-launching floating cities” would be put on display at the discretion of authorities, the commander said.
"The enemy knows that the Army and the IRGC have underground missile cities all along the Persian Gulf and Makran coasts, but its information is not accurate.”
"One thing I am going to say with certainty is that we are present everywhere in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman and ... in places you cannot even imagine. We are your nightmare,” Tangsiri said, addressing Iran’s enemies.
Tangsiri pointed to the IRGC Navy’s initiative to form a Basij naval force on 2,200 km of Iran’s southern coasts. The force includes 428 flotillas and more than 23,000 servicemen.
"All of our coasts are armed and the underground cities of the Army and the IRGC with various defense utilities have scattered over the entire southern coasts,” he added.
The commander also said the enemies should brace themselves for new surprises about new long-range Iranian missiles and vessels.
Tangsiri went on to say that the IRGC Navy keeps a close watch on every single ship that crosses the Strait of Hormuz, stressing that if U.S. forces make any mistake, they will be followed as far as the Gulf of Mexico.
Iran has frequently criticized the presence of foreign forces in the Persian Gulf, stressing that it undermines security in the region.