Strait of Hormuz
14 June 2023

Media reports citing an unnamed U.S. official indicated that Iran had “tested a suicide drone against a practice vessel in the Gulf and fired one other missile or drone without warning ships in the area”. The official asserted that it was: “Essentially practicing hitting merchant vessels. That’s the only reason why you would do that in the Gulf of Oman… The closest merchant vessel was about 30 miles out away from the barge, but it was still dangerous”.

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