Pakistan Christian TV

Breaking news and world news from Pakisthan Christian TV on Business, Sports, Culture. Video news. News from the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East, America.

جانب من عملية إطلاق الصاروخ 100 قائم - إرنا

Iran returns to space with the “Qaem 100” missile… and America is waving sanctions

While efforts to renew the nuclear agreement faltered and the tensions between Tehran and Washington faltered against the backdrop of protests, Iran took a step that was condemned by America.

The official Iranian news agency (IRNA) said that the Revolutionary Guards tested a new missile to carry satellites, in a move that the United States described as “unhelpful and destabilizing.”

While Washington fears that the same long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into orbit could also be used to launch nuclear warheads, Tehran has consistently denied having any intention of doing so.

“The test of launching a satellite carrier with a solid-fuel engine … has been successfully completed,” IRNA said, noting that the 100-based missile, which is the first Iranian vehicle to be launched in three stages, will be able to place satellites weighing 80 kg. kilograms in orbit 500 kilometers from the Earth’s surface.

In turn, the commander of the Aerospace Force of the Revolutionary Guards that developed the Qaem 100, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said that the missile will be used to launch the Iranian Nahid satellite for the Ministry of Communications.

What did America say?

In response to the Iranian announcement, a US State Department spokesperson said, “Such actions are unhelpful and destabilizing,” noting that “the United States remains concerned about Iran’s continued development of (satellite) missiles into space, which is a major concern. from the proliferation of weapons.

He explained that rockets that carry satellites into space incorporate technologies that are almost identical and are interchangeable with those used in ballistic missiles, including longer-range systems.

See also  A breakthrough in archeology about a massive flood that destroyed ancient Petra

The US official said the ballistic missile launches “present a challenge to UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which calls on Iran not to undertake any activities related to ballistic missiles ‘designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using ballistic missile technology’.”

waving penalties

The spokesman added that Washington “continues to use a variety of non-proliferation tools, including sanctions, to counter the further progress of Iran’s ballistic missile program and its ability to deploy missile and related technology to others.”

Iran, which has one of the largest missile programs in the Middle East, has failed several satellite launches in the past few years due to technical problems, while a 2015 UN resolution called on Tehran to refrain for up to eight years from work on ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear weapons after the agreement with the six world powers.

Iran says it has never sought to develop nuclear weapons, and therefore the decision does not apply to its ballistic missiles, which it describes as an important force for deterrence and response.