Iran test fires new weapon in naval drill

 The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says it has test fired a “new strategic weapon” in the final day of large-scale naval and air defense drills.

Adm. Ali Fadavi, the guard’s naval chief, told state TV on Friday that the new weapon would play a “decisive” role in naval wars. He did not elaborate.

The TV showed a short video on launching missiles from under water into the sky.

The Guard launched the drills on Wednesday near the Strait of Hormuz, through which about a fifth of the world’s oil passes. In one exercise, Iranian forces fired at a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier.

Iran is negotiating an agreement over its nuclear program with the U.S. and world powers that suspect Iran is seeking a nuclear weapons capability. Tehran denies the charges.

By The Associated Press