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  4/20/2014, Nissan 20, 5774

Upping the Ante? Iran Fits Destroyers with New Cruise Missiles


Iranian Navy Commander Habib Allah Siari announced Saturday that Ghader-type cruise missiles would be placed on Iran's destroyers.

The new missiles increase the Iranian threat to naval movements in the Persian Gulf, and should be seen in the context of past Iranian threats to block the Straits of Hormuz, as well as Iranian territorial ambitions in the Gulf and rehearsals for attacking foreign ships.