Iran Missile 'Provocation' Near US Vessel Strains Nuclear Deal
Iran's weekend provocation is further proof getting a final nuclear deal is going to be a rocky road.By Eugene Daniels | December 30, 2015
As if U.S. and Iranian relations weren't complicated enough, a live-fire exercise Iran conducted near American troops this week could be making matters worse.
U.S. officials say the Iranian Revolutionary Guards fired unguided rockets just 1,500 yards from the USS Harry S. Truman and other ships, calling the move "highly provocative." (Video via U.S. Navy)
In a statement Wednesday, a spokesman for the U.S. Fifth Fleet said, "Firing weapons so close to passing coalition ships ... is unsafe, unprofessional and inconsistent with international maritime law."