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Iranian Rockets Fired Near U.S. Aircraft Carrier

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The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman came about 1,500 yards from an Iranian rocket in the Strait of Hormuz last week, two U.S. military officials told NBC News on Tuesday.

As the Truman was transiting the strait, which connects the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf, Iranian Revolutionary Guards conducted a live-fire exercise right near the U.S. carrier Saturday, firing off several unguided rockets, officials said. The rockets were not fired at the Truman and other ships, only near them.

While the official told NBC News the Iranians were "clearly not" targeting ships, the action was "unnecessarily provocative and unsafe."

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