Iran’s space program is “neither peaceful nor entirely civilian,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday, calling on the international community to support extending the UN conventional arms embargo on Iran expiring in October.
#Iran continues to lie that its space program is peaceful, civilian, and transparent. Deeply troubling that the #IRGC, a Foreign Terrorist Organization, launched a military satellite. Their secret space program advances technologies used in nuclear weapons delivery systems.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 25, 2020
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched a military satellite using ballistic missile technology on Wednesday which has been met with condemnation from the US, UK and France.