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  1. A picture taken on August 20, 2010 shows the test firing at an undisclosed location in Iran of a surface-to-surface Qiam missile, entirely designed and built domestically and powered by liquid fuel according to Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi, a day before

    U.S. Condemns Iranian Missile Launch

    It was close, and they called. But Iran broadcast its warning that it would fire unguided missiles near a U.S. aircraft carrier only 23 minutes beforehand, which is “unsafe, unprofessional and inconsistent with international maritime law,” U.S. Central Command charged today. The vessel was accompanied by an American destroyer and French frigate through the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow entrance to the Persian Gulf and a key shipping corridor for anti-ISIS operations, during the Saturday incident. Iran hasn’t commented, but the incident is likely to complicate implementation of its new nuclear deal.

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