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Iran Denies It Fired Rockets Near U.S. Warships In Gulf

Iran has denied that its Revolutionary Guards launched rockets near a U.S. aircraft-carrier and other warships as they were entering the Persian Gulf on December 26.

On December 31, Revolutionary Guards spokesman Ramezan Sharif called the U.S. report of the rocket firing "psychological warfare."

He said "the naval forces of the Guards have not had any exercises in the Strait of Hormuz during the past week and the period claimed by the Americans."

NBC News, citing unnamed U.S. military officials, said the Guards were conducting a live-fire exercise and the U.S. aircraft carrier came within about 1,500 meters of a rocket.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP