Iran test-fires missiles near Strait of Hormuz


In this image released by ISIS, commercial satellite imagery from December 9, 2012 showing ongoing construction, a new security perimeter, and new roofing on the two major buildings at the site. International officials engaged in a two-pronged effort Wednesday Dec. 12 2012 to engage Iran over concerns the country may have worked on nuclear weapons, with a U.N. team seeking access to a site linked to such suspected activity and European Union negotiators looking to restart talks with Tehran meant to ease such fears. Emailing a series of commercial satellite photographs to The Associated Press Wednesday, the Institute for Science and International Security said the images showed “a steady pace of what appears to be the “reconstruction” phase of the site which between April and July 2012 had undergone considerable alterations. AP/ISIS

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s navy says it has test-fired a range of weapons during on-going 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.

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  • Borogol

    this will sky-rocket the price of OIL, which will trigger a global recession.

    brace yourselves

  • RyanE

    If Iran can fabricate its own weaponry to deter countries it considers as enemies, why then the PHL can’t do likewise to deter the Chinese bully from intruding in our territorial waters?

    • Mamang Pulis

      kasi po umaapaw ang pera nila–‘oil money’

      • Riech

              Mamang pulis, paano mo alam umamapaw pera nila? ikaw ba ,kutong sila

      • Mamang Pulis

        malamang—-tamod ka pa ng tatay mo kaya hind mo pa alam na noon ang mga Filipino OFW ay nasa IRAN bago nauso ang SAUDI. UAE OFW’s at iba pang bansa sa middle east..

  • Ragdeleafar

    The Philippines chemist in Bulacan area is at the point of increasing the potent, powerful formula for handmade ‘missile’ bomb like ‘goodbye philippines’, ‘crying bading’, ‘ampatuan’, ‘benladin’, etc. etc and has already tested some but the government is bound to control it the first day of the year 2013. How can we deter the Chinese bully then??? PNP is preventing our technology stalwart for ‘nukedepusonegro’ bomb & know how, hindrance to progress? That could be brain drain OFW to Iran bawal sa Pinas malakas na ‘putok’! RH Bill yan approved na….ibang putukan na lang?

    • $18209031

      Lagyan ninyo yan ng lahing palabok malabon para mabango ang amoy putok pagkatapos, mga unggok. Kung puede lang haplasan nyo ng bagoong para tunay amoy kayumangmang …..

  • dxdaistar

    Bahala na ang Israel sa Iran. Alam naman ng lahat na ang Israel backed-up ng US.

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