Missile base near Haji Abad in Iran.

Open source satellite imagery has revealed the establishment of a new missile base near Haji Abad in Iran.  It is the first fortified launch pad designed specifically for solid-propellant ballistic missiles.  The missiles from these launchers can reach Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Iran is a key actor in the Middle East, supporting numerous forces fighting against Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Americans.  Recently, events from the Middle East rift have been close: the aggravation between the Gaza Strip and Iran’s “existential enemy” Israel, dancing around negotiations on the renewal of the nuclear deal, the scandal with the wiretapping of Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif and the tension between Iranian President Rouhani and the Guardian Council due to  the age limit for those running for the upcoming presidential elections.