The Islamic Republic of Iran is at it again. In addition to resuming its longstanding maritime belligerence that instigated the latest war of words with President Trump, Tehran recently launched its first-ever military satellite. This historic development represents a significant change in Iran’s narrative about its interest in space, as well as another step toward potentially developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could target the United States and all of Europe.
Video from the launch of NOOR satellite on the QASED SLV. Liquid propulsion first stage can be clearly seen. pic.twitter.com/BgmQC0FSdz— Tal Inbar (@inbarspace) April 22, 2020
General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division, speaks in Tehran on September 21, 2019. (AFP)
In this file photo taken on October 30, 2018 the Pentagon is seen from an airplane over Washington, DC. (AFP)