Thursday, March 9, 2017

Iran Announces A Successful Test-Firing Of A Naval Missile

Reuters: Iran successfully test fires a naval missile, Tasnim reports

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps has successfully test-fired a naval missile, the semi-official news agency Tasnim said on Thursday, a move likely to heighten concern in Washington, whose warship operate in the waters near Iran.

Tasnim said the missile, called the Hormuz 2, could destroy moving targets at sea at ranges up to 300 km (180 miles). The missile was built in Iran, Tasnim said.

"The naval ballistic missile called Hormuz 2 this week has successfully destroyed a target which was 250 km away," said Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC's Aerospace Force, according to Tasnim.

The missile test is the latest event in a long-running rivalry between Iran and the United States in and around the Strait of Hormuz, which guards the entrance to the Gulf. About 20 percent of the world's oil passes through the waterway, which is less than 40 km wide at its narrowest point.

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Iran successfully test-fires Hormuz-2 ballistic missile -- Tehran Times
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Iranian military says it test-fired Hormuz-2 ballistic missile -- UPI
Iran's IRGC Reportedly Test-Fires Sea-Launched Ballistic Missile -- RFE
Iran successfully test-fires ballistic missile -- IANS
Defiant Iran successfully tests another ballistic missile -- The Times of Israel
Iran confirms new successful missile test as tensions with US mount -- RT
Defiant Iran Conducts More Ballistic Missile Tests; This Time From Naval Vessel -- Zero Hedge

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