Tehran: – Iran said it successfully tested “new generation” cruise missiles on Thursday during naval maneuvers in the Arabian Sea after an exercise that killed 19 Iranian sailors in may.

The Iranian armed forces published on their website photos showing a missile fired from the deck of a ship and another from a truck, as well as images showing the trace of a rocket above water before it impact and explosion on board a boat at sea.

According to a press release from the Armed Forces Staff, short and long-range surface-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles produced by the Navy and the Ministry of Defense were tested during the maneuvers.

Cruise missiles “have destroyed targets assigned to them at 280 km and their range may be further increased,” the statement added.

These missiles are “of deadly precision and power to the enemies of Iran,” enthused a journalist for state television speaking of a beach where missiles were fired from an installed battery. on a truck.

According to television, some of the missiles tested on Thursday are an improvement on older models that have been “updated”.

On May 10, 19 sailors aboard an Iranian armed forces logistics support ship were killed, and 15 others accidentally injured during maneuvers in the Gulf, according to the staff, while tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington in this crucial inlet for the world oil supply.

According to the Tasnim agency, the building had been hit by a “friendly fire” from an Iranian frigate.