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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Iran tested sinking aircraft carriers using ballistic missiles


Senior Iranian military general Hossein Salami said during a televised interview in early February that after years of research, Iran tested the capability of ballistic missiles to sink aircraft carriers almost a decade ago.

Salami, the Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said in the interview, which aired on state-run IRINN channel, that the testing “demonstrated that we were one step closer to destroying an aircraft carrier.”

During the interview, which was translated and released by the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute Monday, Salami described the research and testing process when he served as the IRGC air force commander eight years ago.

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