|Map showing the relatively short distance between Venezuela [brown] and the tip of the United States [green]|
Report: Iran Building Rocket Bases in Venezuela -Benjamin Weinthal
The Iranian government is moving forward with the construction of rocket launch bases in Venezuela, the German daily Die Welt wrote.
Iran is building intermediate-range missile launch pads on the Paraguana Peninsula, and engineers from the Khatam al-Anbia construction firm owned by the Revolutionary Guards visited Paraguana in February. Amir al-Hadschisadeh, the head of the Guard's Air Force, participated in the visit.
Twenty-meter deep rocket silos are planned. The Iranians paid in cash for the preliminary phase of the project.