Iran has deployed Chinese HY-2 “Silkworm” anti-ship missiles along the Iranian coast of the Persian Gulf, on Abu Musa island, on Qeshm Island and on Sirri Island. In March 1995 US Secretary of Defense William Perry denied speculation on the possible existence of Iranian chemical weapons on the islands.
Abu Musa is a relatively small island, three square miles approximately, and Sirri Island is a lot smaller. As of March 1995 there was one Seersucker cruise missile on Sirri Island that was moved there around October 1994.
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