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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's state television says its Revolutionary Guards have tested nine new long- and medium-range missiles in war games that officials say are in response to U.S. and Israeli threats.
Gen. Hossein Salami, a top Guards commander, was quoted as saying the exercise "is to demonstrate our resolve and might against enemies who in recent weeks have threatened Iran with a harsh language." The drill was conducted in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormouz.
Crude oil prices have risen on news that Iran successfully test-fired long and medium-range missiles.
In London, Brent crude rose by over a dollar to $137.45 a barrel, while US light, sweet crude rose by 92 cents to $136.92 a barrel.
The US dollar also dipped after the tests fuelled worries about geopolitical tensions.
Iran's state media reported that nine missiles were tested, including one Tehran has said could reach Israel.
Crude prices are still below the record price of almost $147 a barrel set in London last week.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
They arent saying
'' we dont see a war ''
in the sense of
'' we will do anything to avoid it ''
They said that meaning
'' the US isnt capable of launching a war, therefore we dont see one happening ''
because they wont just outrightly attack someone!
Originally posted by jetxnet
Strikes have been scheduled for a long time now. Rumor has been for months that it will take place this July.
Rumor has been for months that it will take place this July.