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Iran tests new missile

Iran's Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar says the country has successfully test-fired a new generation of surface-to-surface solid-fuel missile.

world Updated: Nov 12, 2008 15:42 IST

Iran's Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar says the country has successfully test-fired a new generation of surface-to-surface solid-fuel missile.

Najjar said on Wednesday on state television that the missile, named Sajjil, was a high-speed projectile manufactured at the aerospace organization, affiliated to the Defense Ministry.

He did not say when the missile was tested.

He described the missile has having "two solid-fuel engines" and a "extraordinary high capability.