April 2, 2006 - Posted at 1:04 p.m. CST
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) _ Iran says it has successfully fired a
high-speed underwater missile that can destroy warships and
A top Iranian Navy official says the weapon has a speed of about
222 miles-an-hour underwater. And Iran says that makes it the
fastest in the world.
But the weapon apparently has the same speed as a 1995
Russian-made device, which is believed to be the world's fastest.
It's not known yet whether the Iranian missile was based on the
The Iranian official told Iran's state-run television that ``no
warship can escape from this missile.''