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Rouhani: Iran-made rockets to carry satellites into orbit Rouhani

AP  |  Tehran 

Iran's says the country will soon send two new satellites into orbit using Iran-made rockets.

said on Thursday the launch will happen "soon, in the coming weeks."

typically displays achievements in its space program in February, during

has sent several short-lived satellites into orbit over the past decade, and in 2013 launched a monkey into space.

The US and its allies worry the same could be used to develop long-range missiles.

The US has said Iran's plans for sending satellites into orbit demonstrate its defiance of a resolution calling on to undertake no activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

Iran insists the launches do not violate the resolution.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 16:00 IST