Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Iran’s information and communications technology diplomat, too tweeted Monday that a site is being prepared for launching a moon called Zafar. He earlier told state-run IRNA news agency that Iran is planning to launch six communication spacecrafts into arena this year with the aim of broadcasting messages.
While Iran has launched several short-lived satellites into trajectory in the past- and transport a monkey into space in 2013- “the two countries ” has failed to achieve success in the past year.
The apparent cookings come after the two disappointed launchings of the Payam and Doosti satellites in January and February of last year. A third strive in August culminated after a launchpad rocket explosion.
“The United Commonwealth of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident during final start preparations for the Safir SLV Launch at Semnan Launch Site One in Iran, ” Trump wrote. “I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened at Site One.”
Iran has maintained its satellite opens and projectile measures are not for military purposes- having long said it does not seek nuclear weapons. But the U.S. has claimed such propels are related to advancing its ballistic missiles and defy a U.N. Security Council resolution to refrain from such activity.
“Such vehicles incorporate technologies that are virtually identical and interchangeable with those used in ballistic missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles, ” U.S. Secretary of State Mik Pompeo said in a statement following the launch failing in January. “Today’s launch furthers Iran’s ability to eventually construct such a weapon.”
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have flared in the recent months after Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. droning ten-strike in Baghdad, and a retaliatory strike by Iran on Iraqi bases room American corps. Iran likewise accidentally shot down a Ukrainian plane taking off from Tehran amid the tensions, killing all 176 parties on board.
The Associated Press contributed to this report . em>div >