A high-ranking Iranian Navy official has denied the reports test-launched a wide-range missile during naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz.

Earlier on Saturday, the semi-official Fars news agency in Iran reported the Navy had launched a live missile in a zone of some 2,000 square kilometers in international waters between the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman.

“A rocket launch will be held in the next few days,” Rear Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi told the Iranian Press TV channel.