Sunday, July 10, 2011

Iran 'fired two long-range missiles into the Indian Ocean'... right under the noses of the U.S. - 9th July 2011

A senior Revolutionary Guard commander has revealed Iran secretly conducted missile tests earlier this year as 'American spy planes' turned a blind eye.

Speaking on state TV Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Guard's aerospace force, claimed Iranian rockets hit targets at the 'mouth of the Indian Ocean'.

It was an apparent reference to areas near the Strait of Hormouz at the southern end of the Gulf.

Hajizadeh said two missiles with ranges of 1,140m were fired from Semnan province in northern Iran during the Iranian month of Bahman, which runs from January 21 to February 19.

He added: 'This took place with the Americans present in the area ... We allowed the American spy planes to be in the area but so far they have not said anything about it.'

The commander gave no further details, but at maximum range the missiles could have reached deep into the Arabian Sea.

Hajizadeh also threatened U.S. aircraft carriers saying the 'moving targets' would be fired at if Iran came under attack. Read More