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NBC News: Iranian Navy Test-Fires Rockets Near USS Harry S. Truman

USS Harry S. TrumanTwo U.S. military officials have said the Iranian navy conducted a live-fire test of its rockets approximately 1,500 yards from the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz Saturday, NBC News reported Tuesday.

Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube write the Iranian Revolutionary Guards test-fired several unguided rockets after they issued a notice through maritime radio that they were about to conduct the military exercise.

The USS Buckley destroyer, a French frigate and other commercial ships were in the strait that links the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea during the live-fire exercise, Kube and Miklaszewski report.

One of the officials told NBC News that the Iranian navy’s military exercise was “unnecessarily provocative and unsafe.”

The USS Harry S. Truman vessel is built to perform expeditionary power projection, crisis response, maritime security, counterterrorism, information operations and deterrence functions.

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