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Iran says fires missiles into Indian Ocean for first time
July 9, 2011 / 9:21 AM / 6 years ago

Iran says fires missiles into Indian Ocean for first time

TEHRAN, July 9 (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it test-fired two long-range missiles into the Indian Ocean earlier this year, the first time it has fired missiles into that sea, according to state television.

“In the month of Bahman (Jan 21-Feb 19) two missiles with a range of 1,900 km (1,180 miles) were fired from Semnan province (in northern Iran) into the mouth of the Indian Ocean,” Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace division, told a news conference some of which was shown on television.

Reporting by Ramin Mostafavi; Writing by Robin Pomeroy

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