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Iran to launch 'Zafar' satellite; US says programme linked to missiles

Trump said the nuclear deal did not go far enough and did not include restrictions on Tehran's missile program

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Reuters  |  Dubai 

Iran will launch a satellite on Sunday, a government minister said, as part of a fledgling programme the United States says is a cover for ballistic missile development. "The Zafar satellite will be placed in orbit today from Semnan at a speed of 7,400 kilometers," Iranian Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said, according to the official IRIB news agency. Iran carried out at least two failed satellite launches last year. The United States says it is concerned that long-range ballistic technology used to put ...

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First Published: Sun, February 09 2020. 14:03 IST
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