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Iran Test-Fires Missile

Iran has been conducting war games for 10 days in the Strait of Hormuz

Iran has been conducting war games for 10 days in the Strait of Hormuz

An Iranian naval commander says Iran has successfully test-fired two 200-kilometer-range missiles during naval exercises near the Strait of Hormuz.

The French Foreign Ministry responded by saying the latest tests were a "very bad signal" sent to the international community by Iran.
Iranian state media quoted a deputy naval commander, Mahmud Musavi, as saying a Qader shore-to-sea missile and a Nasr surface-to-surface missile were launched in the tests.

Another shorter-range missile was expected to be launched later on January 2, the last day of the 10-day war games.
The tests came after navy officials said on January 1 that Iran had test-fired an advanced medium-range, ground-to-air missile in the area.
Iranian officials have previously threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf shipping lane through which more than one-third of the world's tanker oil passes, if Western nations impose sanctions on Iran.

The French Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bernard Valero, reminded Tehran on January 2 of the need to keep the Strait of Hormuz open.

compiled from agency reports

WATCH: A clip from Iran's IRINN television showed the test of a new surface-to-air missile on January 1.

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