Iran denies satellite programme has military dimension
SpaceDaily.com reports: “Iran’s government on Wednesday rejected US allegations that the Islamic republic’s satellite programme has a military dimension, days after the failed launch of its latest satellite.
‘The subject of satellite launch vehicles and satellites is a civilian matter,’ Defence Minister Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.
‘We could use a satellite for defence purposes, but the satellite launcher is a completely non-defensive subject and it’s the definite and absolute right of the Iranian nation.
‘There is no prohibition in the world’ against this satellite programme, he said.
Iran attempted on Sunday to launch a satellite dubbed the Zafar — Farsi for ‘Victory’ — but it failed to reach orbit…”View Original Article