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Iran says test fires an anti ship missile

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Picture: REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN)- Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi speaks to journalists during a news conference in Tehran. Iran will speak to the representative of six world powers today over its disputed nuclear programme, but will press ahead with atomic work despite a demand to halt.

Iran says that it had successfully testfired an anti-ship missile with a range of 300 kilometres, built with its own technology which it claimed no other country had used.

The commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, says, “No enemy vessels would be able to escape it within a 300-kilometre radius from the borders of Iran”.

Jafari says “The weapon has been developed entirely using domestic technology and according to there information so far no country has used this technology before”.

It is customary for Iran to boast about developing weapons with substantial range and capabilities. However, Western military experts often cast doubt on their claims.