Iran has fired a series of ballistic missiles which were “buried underground” during military drills, which sparked US military bases in the Middle East to put on alert.
Tehran sent a message to Washington in publicising the military drills over a two day period. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) launched missiles this week blowing up a mock US aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz.
The IRGC have claimed this is the “first” underground ballistic missile launch ever carried out in the “world.”
The IRGC applauded “the successful launch of ballistic missiles from the depths of the Earth in a completely camouflaged way.”
Adding, it was an “important achievement that could pose serious challenges to enemy intelligence organisations.”
Following another military missile drill, as a result of so many ballistic missiles being fired, American troops were placed on alert a,t Al-Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and Al-Udeid Air Base, the forward headquarters of the US military’s Central Command in Qatar.
US Army Major Beth Riordan, a Central Command spokeswoman said, “The incident lasted for a matter of minutes and an all clear was declared after the threat had passed.”
The US Navy branded Tehran’s drills as “irresponsible and reckless.”
Iran’s Supreme Leader the Ayatollah Ali Khameini said America’s presence in the Middle East a “detriment,” and added their presence is “a cause for insecurity, destruction and backwardness of the countries.”