IRAN LAUNCHES WIDE-RANGE MISSILE IN PERSIAN GULF
- The Iranian military test-launched a wide-range missile on Saturday, Fars news agency reported.
The Iranian Navy launched the live missile during exercises in the Persian Gulf in a zone of some 2,000 square kilometers in international waters between the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman. Iran has been holding naval excersies in the area since December 24. No specific information on the missile launch has so far been announced by Iranian authorities.
It comes after Iran warned the US and the West against international presson on the country, threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz that accounts about one-third of the world oil exports.
- 1958 The first issue of the "Literary Armenia" monthly is printed in Yerevan.
- 1979 Completion of the last section of the Arpa-Sevan tunnel to divert water from the Arpa River to Lake Sevan.
- 1979 The second energy block of Armenia's nuclear power-station is put on line.