Iran denies firing rockets near U.S. ships, calls claim 'psychological warfare'

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has denied U.S. accusations of launching a provocative rocket test last week near Western warships in the Strait of Hormuz, dismissing the claim as "psychological warfare" against the Islamic Republic.

See Full Article

Gen. Ramezan Sharif, a Revolutionary Guard spokesman, said Thursday his forces didn't carry out any drills in the key Persian Gulf waterway.

Sharif's denial came a day after Cmdr. Kyle Raines, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, said Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels had fired several unguided rockets about 1,370 metres from USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier and other Western warships and commercial traffic last Saturday.

Sharif said in comments on Guard's website that its navy "had no drills in the Strait of Hormuz over the past week."

The key waterway has seen past U.S.-Iran confrontations.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • After saga, Trump admits there's no recordings of Comey talks

    World News CTV News
    WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump has declared that he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey. His admission Thursday ended a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in another controversy. Source
  • War in Afghanistan will only end when NATO leaves, Taliban leader says

    World News CTV News
    KABUL - The leader of the Afghan Taliban said on Friday that a planned U.S. troop surge will not end the protracted war in the country and vowed to fight on until a full withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan. Source
  • Car bomb in southwest Pakistan leaves at least 11 dead

    World News CBC News
    A powerful car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday killed 11 people and wounded 20, officials said. The explosion near the police chief's office in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, was powerful enough that it was heard across the city, shattering windows of nearby buildings, said police spokesman Shahzada Farhat. Source
  • Severed toe used in famous Yukon cocktail returned with an apology

    Canada News CTV News
    DAWSON CITY, Yukon - A mummified human toe that is the key ingredient in a strange drinking ritual in Dawson City is back where it belongs. RCMP in the Yukon city say the shrivelled, brown toe that was stolen last weekend has been returned to its rightful owner. Source
  • Drink up! Human toe used in cocktail returned to Yukon bar after theft

    Canada News CBC News
    A thief who made off with a human toe that is used in an notorious cocktail served by a Dawson City bar has mailed the toe back to its owners, Yukon RCMP say. Staff at the Downtown Hotel reported the theft last Sunday, saying someone had made off with one of the bar's mummified toes. Source
  • Financier of Marawi invasion killed, Philippine officials say

    World News CTV News
    MANILA, Philippines - A Malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege of a southern Philippine city is believed to have been killed as the local jihadis aligned with the Islamic State group become increasingly constricted after a month of fighting, the military chief said Friday. Source
  • Friend of South Korean president handed prison sentence in corruption case

    World News CTV News
    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university. Source
  • Senator Daniel Lang, who tackled terror, announces resignation

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    A Canadian Senator known for being tough on terror and working to end the gun registry announced his resignation Thursday. Senator Daniel Lang, a Conservative who represents Yukon, announced he plans to retire on Aug. 15. β€œIt seems like yesterday when I arrived and one of my first orders of business was to sponsor in the Senate, the repeal of the long gun registry which was so detested in rural and Northern Canada,” Lang said in the Senate Thursday morning. Source
  • New Zealand paper names all drunk drivers on front page

    World News CTV News
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Queenstown's breathtaking scenery, adventure sports and skiing have made it a must-see destination for millions of tourists visiting New Zealand. But the resort town's vibrant nightlife has also contributed to what some describe as an epidemic of drunken driving. Source
  • Veteran LAPD officer arrested for sex with 15-year-old cadet

    World News Toronto Sun
    LOS ANGELES β€” Police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday arrested a veteran Los Angeles police officer for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old cadet who is suspected of joyriding in stolen patrol cars. The chief personally handcuffed Officer Robert Cain at the 77th Street Division. Source