- An unknown aircraft fired a missile on Wednesday in a deserted area near the southern city of Dailam in the province of Bushehr where Iran has a nuclear power plant, Iranian state television said.
"A powerful explosion was heard this morning on the outskirts of Dailam in the Bushehr province. Witnesses said that the missile was fired from an unknown plane 12 miles from the city," Iran's Arabic language Al-Alam said.
U.S. stock futures fell sharply on Wednesday following news reports of an explosion in Iran that state television there attributed to a missile fired by an unknown aircraft.
"This explosion basically sent chills down the spines of futures traders," said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at Alaron Trading Corp in Chicago. "Oil prices reacted immediately and rallied up to the highs and this caused a corresponding drop in stock prices."
S&P 500 futures (SPH5: Quote, Profile, Research) were down 7 points, below fair value accounting for interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.
Dow Jones industrial index futures (DJH5: Quote, Profile, Research) were down 48 points, while Nasdaq 100 (NDH5: Quote, Profile, Research) futures fell 8 points.
reingelegt, weil ich dachte, dass die Emmis nach unten aufräumen wollte und deshalb mal einen Absturz insziniert haben. Weiß jetzt nicht recht was ich mach soll. Bin eigentlich der Meinung, dass die Amis vor heute Abend nicht so massiv abgeben werden, wie es der DAX vorgemacht hat.