IRAN has reportedly fired a ballistic missile in the Gulf with escalating tensions with the US and Britain.
The Shahab-3 rocket covered 1,000 km, but did not pose a threat to shipping or US bases, according to A's Pentagon official.
Iran is said to have tested the medium-range missile on Wednesday to improve the "range and accuracy" of its weapons.
News of the provocation appeared after Boris Johnson ordered the Royal Navy to escort all British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz.
The expansion of the naval defense mission by the new prime minister is due to Iran's conquest of British tanker Stena Impero.
This marks a dramatic escalation of the crisis with Iran after weeks exacerbated tensions in the region.
The Tensions increased after Donald Trump decided last year to withdraw from the nuclear deal and impose maximum sanctions on Iran.
In recent weeks Iran has launched a US spy drone and six oil tankers have been sabotaged near the strait.
The US has shot down at least one Iranian drone after the USS boxer took "defensive measures" last Thursday – and a second Iranian drone may have been destroyed.
Iran has the largest and most diverse rocket arsenal i According to the CSIS missile defense project in the Middle East.
IRANS MISSILE ARSENAL
While Iran has not tested or deployed a missile capable of attacking the US, it continues to refine rocket technologies with greater range.
] The country has short- and medium-range ballistic missiles and cruise missiles capable of hitting Israel and southeastern Europe.
Iran has also become a rocket launching center, providing a constant supply of missiles and missiles to representatives such as Hezbollah and the Syrian Al-Assad regime.
According to the military record, Iran has 32 batteries of Russian S-300 ground-to-air missiles that have been delivered by Moscow since 2016.
You are considered posing a serious threat.
The Islamic Republic has also developed Iranian versions of these missile systems, including the Bavar 373, SAM Tabas and SAM Raad models, which are regularly exhibited during military parades.
The Revolutionary Guards claim th threw down the US drone with a Khordad 3 rocket, a version of the SAM Raad.
The armed forces set up their weapons and perform final checks as they prepare to storm the British oil tanker below.
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