Monday, March 6, 2017

U.S. Officials: Iran Test-Fired 2 Ballistic-Missiles This Weekend

FOX News: Iran launched 2 ballistic missiles, US officials say

Continuing a pattern of provocative actions, Iran this weekend test-fired a pair of ballistic missiles and sent fast-attack vessels close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News.

One of Iran's ballistic missile tests were successful, destroying a floating barge approximately 155 miles away, two U.S. officials with knowledge of the launch told Fox News. The launches of the Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missiles were the first tests of the missile in two years, one official said.

It was not immediately clear if this was the first successful test at sea -- raising concerns for the U.S. Navy, which operates warships in the area, one of which had an "unsafe and unprofessional" interaction with Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. boats on Saturday.

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More News On Reports That Iran Test-Fired 2 Ballistic-Missiles This Weekend

Iran Launched Ballistic Missiles, U.S. Officials Say -- US News and World Report
Iran test-fired 2 missiles over the weekend – US officials -- Times of Israel
Iran Reportedly Fires Two Ballistic Missiles in Gulf of Oman Over Weekend -- Sputnik
Iran test-fired 2 ballistic missiles this weekend, US officials say -- World.mic

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