Jan. 5, 2012, 2:22 PM
This unconfirmed report goes back a few months but is simply more interesting given the mounting tensions with Iran.
An article from the May 2011 Jerusalem Post reports Tehran is building intermediate-range missile launch pads at a base on the Paraguaná Peninsula in Venezuela (via Die Welt).
The J-Post says the Revolutionary Guard-controlled engineering group Khatam al-Anbia is helping build the site said, that will include missile defenses, special forces units, and control stations.
Iran’s oil revenue is reportedly going to the construction of bunkers, watch towers, barracks, and 65 foot deep rocket silos.
The article points out that the base will allow Tehran to conduct missile strikes at “Iran’s enemies” if Iran is attacked.
From Caracas to Miami is about 1,300 miles, maybe a couple hundred more than from the Peninsula — possibly within the range of Iran’s Ashoura medium-range ballistic missile that can cover a distance of over 1,200 miles.