(NEWSER) The US is accusing Iran of "highly provocative" actions near the Persian Gulf—with live missiles. Officials say Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels conducted a live fire exercise in the narrow Strait of Hormuz "in close proximity" to US ships over the weekend.

As first reported by NBC News, Iranian officials notified nearby ships of the tests just 23 minutes in advance, then fired "several unguided rockets" 1,500 yards from the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, the USS Bulkeley destroyer, and a French frigate taking part in the fight against the Islamic State, reports USA Today and Reuters.

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