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US Navy Releases Video of Iran Rocket Fire

Map showing Strait of Hormuz
Map showing Strait of Hormuz

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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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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