MP: Missile Wargames Show Iran's Superiority over US Bases in Region

A senior Iranian lawmaker lauded the achievements of the recent missile wargames conducted by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and underlined that the drills showed Iran's full information about the US bases in the region,FNA Reported


On Wednesday, the IRGC Aerospace Force wrapped up three days of massive missile drills, codenamed Payambar-e Azam 7 (The Great Prophet 7).

The US has received the message of the Great Prophet 7 missile drills, member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Seyed Baqer Hoseini said, and stressed that Iran's Armed forces have detailed information about US military bases in regional countries.

He added that all military drills by the Iranian Armed Forces signify the full preparedness of the Iranian Armed forces to defend Iran's territorial integrity.

Earlier, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that the IRGC has detailed contingency plans to hit 35 US bases in the region in the early minutes of a possible conflict.

"We have thought of measures to set up bases and deploy missiles to destroy all these bases in the early minutes after an attack," Hajizadeh said on Wednesday, referring to Iran's contingency plans for any potential confrontation with the US.

He said that the US has 35 bases around Iran, and stated, "All these bases are within the reach of our missiles. Meantime, the occupied (Palestinian) lands (Israel) are good targets for us as well."

The commander explained that the current IRGC missile wargames is a practice of targeting a single hypothetical enemy airbase which is a replica of the US bases in the region.

The Islamic Republic's top military officials have repeatedly warned that in case of an attack by either the US or Israel, the country would target all American bases in the Middle East and close the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

An estimated 40 percent of the world's oil supply passes through the waterway.

In similar remarks last month, Hajizadeh had said that the numerous military bases of the trans-regional powers in Iran's neighborhood have provided an "opportunity" for the IRGC.

He said Iran believes that the US military bases in the region "are no threat; rather we view them as an opportunity".