The Iranian military has provided information about the underground drone base but didn’t mention where it was. Reuters is a news agency that has reported Iranian state media declaring that the announcement came just as tensions across the Gulf are increasing.
The state-run Iranian TV reported that 100 drones were positioned within the Mountains of Zergos, including the Abel 5, which is thought to represent the Iranian variant of the Air-to-Ground helicopter in the United States.
Iranian commanding officer Major General Abdul Rahim Mousavi stated, “There is no doubt that drones belonging to Iran’s Islamic Republic army are the strongest drones that are in this region. The potential to enhance the drones further is not going to be stopped. ‘
State TV’s representative for Iran stated that he flew 45 minutes in the helicopter from Kermanshah to the west of Iran on Thursday, and then reached the secret drone site land doz. According to the official, ‘I was blindfolded, and removed after being transported into the area. Television footage shows long rows of drones arranged within tunnels. They also have missiles. The site is said to be several hundred metres below the surface.
The report on TV comes one day following the Iranian IRGC taking two Greek tankers in the Gulf as an act of revenge for an incident where it was reported that the United States seized Iranian oil from tankers close to the Greek coast.
Greek authorities stopped an Iranian-flagged ship in the last month as a result of EU sanctions that impacted 19 Russian crew members. Then authorities from the United States planned to seize Iranian oil aboard and deliver oil to the United States on another ship and the vessel was abandoned, however, the incident heightened tensions.
The incident occurs in the midst of a time when Iran and the world’s powerhouses are trying to revive the nuclear agreement that was abandoned by former US President Donald Trump and reimposed sanctions on Tehran.