Iran claims to have launched a military satellite into space for the first time. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced on its website Sepahnews that the satellite was launched into orbit today from a desert area in the center of the country. You spoke of a „success“.
Most recently, Iran launched a rocket with a satellite in early February. However, it missed the planned orbit due to insufficient speed.
The United States regards Iran’s space program as a “provocation”. Washington fears that Tehran will use the evidence to expand its ballistic missile capabilities and its nuclear program. Since the US unilaterally withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran in May 2018, US President Donald Trump has pursued a „maximum pressure“ policy and has again introduced tough sanctions against the country.