Strategic oil waterway: Iran to test-fire missiles

Iran, which has been carrying out war games in the Strait of Hormuz over the past week, is to test fire shorter- and longer-range missiles in the key oil waterway tomorrow, the navy said.

Updated: Dec 30, 2011, 23:18 PM IST

Tehran: Iran, which has been carrying out
war games in the Strait of Hormuz over the past week, is to
test fire shorter- and longer-range missiles in the key oil
waterway tomorrow, the navy said.

"Shorter- and longer-range, ground-to-sea,
surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles will be tested
on Saturday," navy spokesman, Commodore Mahmoud Mousavi, was
quoted as saying today by the news agency.

The move is likely to stoke tensions between Tehran and
Washington, already running high over a warning by Iran this
week that "not a drop of oil" would pass through the strait if
Western governments followed through with planned additional
sanctions over its nuclear programme.

PTI