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Iran fired missiles near the USS John C. Stennis, no casualties reported

Iranian Revolutionary Guard ships fired missiles in the waters of the Persian Gulf as the USS John C. Stennis patrolled it. An Iranian drone was spotted near the American aircraft carrier.

Iranian Revolutionary Guard ships fired rockets on Friday evening in the same waters patrolled by the USS John C. Stennis and an Iranian drone was spotted flying near the American aircraft carrier, no casualties were reported, Ynet reported. 

The missiles were fired at a fairly large distance from the American ship and the Iranian vessels were carrying out a naval exercise titled “Great Prophet 12,” the exercise takes place near the Strait of Hormuz.

The USS John C. Stennis is the first American vessel to enter the Persian Gulf since the US withdrew from the Iranian nuclear agreement.

The Iranian exercise is meant to continue until Saturday evening, yet Iran threatened it might close the straits, risking the stability of the global gas market as one third of it is shipped via the straits.

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