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By Ali Akbar Dareini TEHRAN, Iran - Iran test-fired nine missiles Wednesday, including ones capable of hitting Israel, making a dramatic show of its readiness to strike back if the United States or Israel attacks it over its nuclear program.
IRAN test-fired nine long and medium-range missiles yesterday, during war games that officials said aimed to show the country can retaliate against any US or Israeli attack, state television reported.
By David Wood, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 10--WASHINGTON -- Iran raised the stakes in an already-jittery Persian Gulf region yesterday by test-firing missiles that it said had a range sufficient to target Israel, U.S. forces in Iraq and southern Europe.
IRAN tested long-range missiles yesterday in a show of defiance against America. Nine missiles were fired in war games at the Strait of Hormuz, a waterway that 40 per cent of the world's oil passes through. Iran has previously threatened to stop shipping in the strait if the country is attacked.
WASHINGTON _ Iran's test-firing of missiles Wednesday, just as it is showing more interest in dialogue about its nuclear enrichment program, highlighted the mixed messages that pose a dilemma for the U.S. as it weighs how to approach a country moving ever closer to becoming a nuclear power.
The Iranian military reportedly test-fired nine missiles Wednesday, including one that Tehran claims can reach Israel. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, meanwhile, said it was preparing for a military operation in the Persian Gulf, reported Press TV, Iran's official broadcaster. Rear Adm.
NEW YORK - Oil prices shot to a new record above $144 a barrel Wednesday as the government reported a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. supplies and the threat of conflict with Iran weighed on traders' minds.
By Stefano Ambrogi LONDON (Reuters) - The United States would ensure the free flow of oil and trade through the Strait of Hormuz if passage was threatened, its top navy commander in the Gulf told Reuters on Monday.
The Persian Gulf is located in the western part of Asia between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It’s an addition to the Indian Ocean. The Gulf was the focal point of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which each side assaulted the other’s oil tankers. In the year 1991, the Persian Gulf again was the background for what was known as the “Persian Gulf War” or otherwise known as the “Gulf War”, despite the fact that this disagreement was mainly a land conflict, when Iraq raided Kuwait...
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