US bashed Iran for launching satellite and ultimately launch failed


US warned Iran on satellite launching, while Iran launched it on this Tuesday and the satellite failed to reach the orbit.

Mohammad Jahromi, Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology stated: “The satellite did not reach enough speed in the third stage and was not put into orbit,” in a lunching ceremony at Imam Khomeini Spaceport earlier on Tuesday.

However, the minister was still very optimistic and announced that it will launch another satellite soon.

Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, threatened Iran to give up the idea of launching any satellite or the country will face more sanctions.

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According to Pompeo statement, satellite launching by Iran are against UN Security Council resolution passed in 2015. Later on, January 3rd, he passed another statement arguing that “such space launches incorporate technology that is virtually identical to that used in ballistic missiles, including in intercontinental ballistic-missiles (ICBMs).”

While, analysts told media that the satellite was only meant for telecommunications.

The speech delivered last week by Pompeo in Cairo last week, hyped about the withdrawal of withdrawal landmark Iran nuclear deal done in the era of former US President Barack Obama’s and spoke to the media for US “campaign to stop Iran’s malevolent influence and actions against this region and the world.”

US President, Donald Trump, has crippled the Iran economy by aggressive sanctions done twice this year, ultimately increasing the inflation rates, causing food shortages and forcing the big foreign companies to move out of the country.

Another incident occur were Norwegian plane remain stuck in Iran due to some technical error that led to immediate landing of plane on Shiraz airport enroute from Dubai to Olso.

The increased sanctions and export restrictions on Iran led to the delayed mending of the aircraft that was supposed to take off again.

Reported by CNN


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