Iran will continue to develop its own aerospace industry, Rouhani said

TEHRAN, (BM) – The successful launch of the first Iranian military satellite showed the effectiveness of the work done and the need for further development of the aerospace industry, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a telephone conversation with the country’s defense minister Amir Khatami, learned according the official web site of the Iranian President.

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According to a press release, continuing the theme of the successful launch of the Nur military satellite into orbit on Wednesday, the Iranian leader said: “This success shows that strengthening the aerospace sector in the country and the armed forces was an accurate and effective step, and we must work more and more and more to develop it.”

Rouhani also noted the need to work to develop stability and security in the Middle East region, and also praised the efforts of the Iranian armed forces to combat the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.

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Recall, on April 22, Iran successfully launched its first military satellite into Earth orbit. The satellite “Nur” (“Light”) was launched using the carrier rocket “Kased” (“Messenger”) and raised to 425 km altitude.

The opinions of UN member countries regarding the launch of the Iranian satellite were divided. France spoke negatively, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed doubt about the compliance of the satellite’s conclusion with the UN Security Council resolution on the Iranian nuclear program. Russia recognized the launch as a consistent resolution.

Earlier same day, the Iranian Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made a statement in response to Western criticism of the launch of an Iranian military satellite launch vehicle.

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“Iran has neither nuclear weapons, nor missiles“ designed in such a way that they can deliver “such terrible weapons,” the minister wrote on Twitter.

In his opinion, the US authorities have been ratifying UN Security Council resolution 2231 on Iran’s nuclear program since 2017 and, unfortunately, Europe supported Washington in this matter instead of following the resolution.


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