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Report: Iran puts missiles along Strait

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An Iranian surface to air missile sits poised next to Bushehr nuclear power plant in the Bushehr Port on the Persian Gulf, 1,000 kms south of Tehran, Iran on February 25, 2009. Iranian officials said the long-awaited project was expected to become operational last fall but its construction was plagued by several setbacks, including difficulties in procuring its remaining equipment and the necessary uranium fuel. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah) . | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/91fc988f31180235f85bdebacd0ccd7a/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
An Iranian surface to air missile sits poised next to Bushehr nuclear power plant in the Bushehr Port on the Persian Gulf, 1,000 kms south of Tehran, Iran on February 25, 2009. Iranian officials said the long-awaited project was expected to become operational last fall but its construction was plagued by several setbacks, including difficulties in procuring its remaining equipment and the necessary uranium fuel. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah) . | License Photo

JERUSALEM, May 12 (UPI) -- Iran's military has stationed mobile ground-to-air missiles along the Strait of Hormuz to protect the country's nuclear facilities, Arab media reported.

The Saudi Arabian newspaper al-Watan quoted an Iranian official confirming the move, while an unnamed source said the missile batteries were deployed in response to reports the United States and Israeli were planning to launch attacks on nuclear sites, The Jerusalem Post reported.

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The report came as Iranian military officials were warning of threats facing the country. Revolutionary Guard Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari told the official FARS news agency an array of military and non-military threats were being aimed at Iran.

"We must all be aware that the enemy is continuing its hostilities and has still not ended its threats," the Post translated. "In the past, the enemy forced war upon us and afterwards, additional threats were directed at us in different ways."

Jafari also reportedly said Iran's non-military capabilities must be readied, including efforts to fight a propaganda war.

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