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Reuters: Officials say rumored Iran strike not true

John Byrne
Published: Thursday January 18, 2007
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Following rumors of an Iranian missile strike on a US military ship, Pentagon officials dismissed the claim anonymously in a Reuters article Thursday morning.

"No such event took place," one of the officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The US has recently upped its presence in the Gulf region, sending at least two aircraft carriers in what Defense Secretary Robert Gates says is an effort to put pressure on Tehran. Talk of a military strike on Iran has increased in recent weeks.