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Iran is flexing its military muscle.
Over the weekend, the country announced that it had fired two long-range missile tests. The missiles were capable of hitting within 10-20 miles of the closest US military base.
The announcement came after 10 days of exercises in the Gulf, which included a test of shutting down the Strait of Hormuz, and a claim the country had created its first nuclear fuel rod.
A small but critical passageway, the Strait is used to transport over 40 percent of the world’s oil supply. Iran has threatened to close the Strait if sanctions are placed on its nuclear program.
As tension rises, the United States and Israel have not ruled out military action against Iran.
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Iran is flexing its military muscle.

Over the weekend, the country announced that it had fired two long-range missile tests. The missiles were capable of hitting within 10-20 miles of the closest US military base.

The announcement came after 10 days of exercises in the Gulf, which included a test of shutting down the Strait of Hormuz, and a claim the country had created its first nuclear fuel rod.

A small but critical passageway, the Strait is used to transport over 40 percent of the world’s oil supply. Iran has threatened to close the Strait if sanctions are placed on its nuclear program.

As tension rises, the United States and Israel have not ruled out military action against Iran.

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