Iran threatens to launch missile strike on U.S. military bases in Persian Gulf

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Commander of the Aerospace Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Amir Ali Hajizadeh threatens Washington with the possibility of a missile strike on US military bases in the Persian Gulf. It is reported by Deutsche welle with reference to the Tasnim Iranian agency."Everyone should know that American military bases and aircraft carriers, which are located within a radius of 2 thousand km from Iran, are within the reach of our missiles," said Iranian general Hajizadeh.According to him, Iranian missiles were “put on full alert” and aimed at US military bases in Qatar, the UAE and Oman after Iran shot down an American drone over the Strait of Hormuz in June.Hajizadeh also focused on his country's readiness for a "full-fledged war."

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A Navy MQ-4C Triton drone was shot down on June 19 in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz by an Iranian ground-to-air missile. The United States claims that American planes did not enter Iran’s airspace at this time.However, Iran claimed there was evidence of a drone violating its air border.Later, US officials confirmed that the American drone was actually shot down, but in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz.Trump called the shooting down of a drone a big mistake of Iran. The United States promised, in retaliation, to launch a military strike against three Iranian targets, but canceled the implementation of these plans.

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