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Iran test-fires missiles near Strait of Hormuz
« on: December 31, 2012, 07:30:58 PM »

Iran test-fires missiles near Strait of Hormuz

Posted: Dec 31, 2012 6:31 AM EST Updated: Dec 31, 2012 6:31 AM EST
By Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran -

Iran's navy says it has test-fired a range of weapons during ongoing maneuvers near the Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for one-fifth of the world's oil supply.

The Monday report by the official IRNA news agency quotes exercise spokesman Adm. Amir Rastgari as saying the Iranian-made air defense system Raad, or Thunder, was among the weapons tested.

Iran says the system fires missiles with a range of 50 kilometers (30 miles), capable of hitting targets at 22,000 meters (75,000 feet).

He said torpedoes and underwater and surface-to-surface rockets were also successfully tested.

The drill began Friday and ends Wednesday. It's one of a number of exercises Iran holds annually.

Iran has in the past said it might close the strait over Western sanctions, but has not made such threats recently.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/20472047/iran-test-fires-missiles-near-strait-of-hormuz

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Re: Iran test-fires missiles near Strait of Hormuz
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 09:01:49 AM »
Any comment at all from the Obama administration, or just the usual crickets?
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Re: Iran test-fires missiles near Strait of Hormuz
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2013, 09:56:01 AM »
Stiff note to follow from the stiff in the White House.  :silly:
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Re: Iran test-fires missiles near Strait of Hormuz
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 02:34:26 PM »
Stiff note to follow from the stiff in the White House.  :silly:

yeah right.......

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Re: Iran test-fires missiles near Strait of Hormuz
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 02:42:18 PM »
I think Obama loves this...worst that can happen, he gets WWIII and gets to be a bizarro version of Roosevelt II.  He'd probably even like it more if Iran closed the straits...the radical environmentalists who back and bankroll him will be in Seventh-Heaven if the oil stopped moving, even for a little while.
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