Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it had test-fired a new strategic weapon as three days of military drills codenamed “Great Prophet 9” ended in the Persian Gulf.

The war games near the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world’s most strategic waterways, had earlier in the week included a simulated attack on a replica of a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.

“The introduction of this new weapon will have a very decisive role in increasing our naval power,” Admiral Ali Fadavi, the Guard’s naval chief, told the website, which is affiliated to the force. […]