At first glance it looks like the set of a James Bond movie — a seemingly impregnable mountain base packed filled with uniformed guys and scary -seeming missiles on their launch vehicles parked along a long tunnel buried deeply underground.
But this is actually a real life missile facility in Iran, based on the semi-official FARS news agency of the country’s.
In a rare moment of openness, Iran on Wednesday program pictures in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force of a tunnel reportedly dug some 1,640 feet (500 meters) under a mountain.
This footage’s release comes after state media reported that Iran had test-fired new generation long range ballistic missiles.
The weekend evaluation likely violated a U.N. resolution, a U.S. administration official told CNN.
According to info the administration has so far, the evaluation seems to be in violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929, which stipulates that Iran cannot engage in any tasks related to ballistic missiles.
A newer U.N. Security Council resolution, number 2231, implementing the deal and banning Iran from participating in tasks related to ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads isn’t yet in effect.