The Islamic revolutionary guards corps has issued an official denial of reports that a few days ago, the Iranian Navy test fired the latest missile in close proximity to the fighting ships of the Western countries.
«Our naval forces are not spent last week testing in the area. To distribute such a false information in the current environment – it means to lead a psychological war,» — said the representative of the IRGC Ramadan of Sharif.
Yesterday the Ministry of defense reported that the Navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran has conducted missile tests in the vicinity of the three warships of Western countries, which passed through the Strait of Hormuz. One of them is the American aircraft carrier Harry S Truman.
A Pentagon spokesman said that during the tests in the Strait, in addition to the aircraft carrier, was the frigate of the French Navy and the USS Bulkeley. Washington praised the actions of the Iranian side as an undisguised provocation.
The source noted that none of the tested missiles was not released directly in the ships. However, one of them exploded just a mile from the carrier. To avoid falling the ship was not necessary.