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Iranian missile sinks war-sized ship in the Persian Gulf

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An Iranian Navy ship fires a Mehrab (Altar) missile during Velayat-90 naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz - Photo credit: courtesy Press TV


by Joseph Earnest  September 25, 2012            

Newscast Media TEHRAN—The Iranian navy has concluded missile drills in the Persian Gulf in which a large mock-target, the size of a warship was sank in 50 seconds after four missiles were fired at it, Press TV reports.


 In recent weeks, the US navy and more than three dozen countries have been conducting mine-sweeping exercises at sea around Bahrain.

According to IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, "Iran's missile systems can reach the entire Persian Gulf coastline and beyond where the US bases are."

The U.S. military says these exercises are strictly "defensive," but it is obvious they are preparing for any contingencies in case Iran closes or threatens to close the Strait of Hormuz. It is estimated that over 500 vessels sail through Hormuz carrying fuel to the rest of the world.

Iran's Ahmadinejad is currently in New York, and is scheduled to speak at the United Nations General Assembly.  Ahmadinejad has repeatedly warned Israel against striking the Islamic Republic, saying it would trigger World War III.  Add Comments>>





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