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    US Navy Releases Video of Iran Rocket Fire

    Map showing Strait of Hormuz
    Map showing Strait of Hormuz
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    The U.S. Navy on Saturday released a video that it said showed Iranian military vessels firing rockets near an American aircraft carrier, other Western warships and commercial craft in the Strait of Hormuz.

    The Navy said the video was shot from a Seahawk helicopter on December 26.

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    US Navy Releases Video of Iran Rocket Firei
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    January 09, 2016 11:12 PM
    The United States Navy on Saturday released a video that it says shows Iranian military vessels firing rockets near an American aircraft carrier, other Western warships and commercial craft in the Strait of Hormuz on Dec. 26.

    U.S. officials said the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, the USS Bulkeley destroyer and a French frigate were nearby at the time, as well as commercial vessels.

    There was no immediate reaction in Tehran to the video's release. Previously, Iranian General Ramezan Sharif, a Revolutionary Guard spokesman, said his forces didn't carry out any drills in the Strait of Hormuz at that time and called the American comments "psychological warfare.''

    U.S. Navy officials said they released the video in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

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    by: Alice from: Canada
    January 09, 2016 8:00 PM
    For all the good personal 'chemistry' that John Kerry has with Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari it is quite clear Iran believes the Obama administration is gutless. The firing of these Iranian missiles next to US war ships is a way of publicly humiliating America. It also tells the world that Iran will build nuclear tipped missiles when it feels like doing so. Sad to say it appears Mr. Kerry is too thick to understand this.
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    by: Marcus Aurelius II from: NJ USA
    January 10, 2016 3:55 PM
    During the 2008 nominating campaign Hillary Clinton said that Barack Obama was not qualified to be the Commander-in-Chief of the US military, the most powerful fighting force by far in history. Sadly she has been proven right. In about 54 weeks we'll be rid of him. Let's hope the next President has both the knowledge and will to keep international criminals like Iran in line.

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