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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-02-12 04:56 AM
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Iran claims long-range missile test success
Source: CBS

Iran said Monday it had successfully test-fired two long-range missiles on the last day of military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, according to the state-run IRNA news agency.

"We have test fired a long-range shore-to-sea missile called Qader (capable), which managed to successfully destroy predetermined targets in the Gulf," deputy navy Commander Mahmoud Mousavi told IRNA, according to a report on the Reuters news agency. <snip>

A day earlier, Iran said it had tested an advanced surface-to-air missile during the drills in international waters near the Strait - the passageway for one-sixth of the world's oil supply. <snip>

A leading Iranian lawmaker said the sea maneuvers serve as practice for closing the Strait of Hormuz if the West blocks Iran's oil sales. After top Iranian officials made the same threat a week ago, military commanders emphasized that Iran has no intention of blocking the waterway now.


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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-02-12 08:29 PM
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1. I'm losing track. Is the saber in our court now?
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-02-12 10:51 PM
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2. The Sabers
When ever the sabers rattle,you can bet your last peso the price of gas will rise.
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