US Fears Iran’s Simorgh Rocket Launch Could Be Linked To Its ‘Clandestine’ Ballistic Missile Program


In a move that is likely to anger the US and other Western powers in the midst of prolonged negotiations to restore the 2015 nuclear deal, an Iranian rocket recently launched three unspecified devices into space. 

“Three research devices were sent into space by the Simorgh satellite launcher,” said Ahmad Hosseini, a spokesman for the defense ministry, as quoted by state television. “For the first time, three devices were launched simultaneously at a speed of 7,350 meters per second over a distance of 470 kilometers,” Hosseini said. 

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