US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The United Kingdom has said in a statement that the latest satellite launch using ballistic missiles is contrary to United Nations (UN) resolutions.
“Reports that Iran has launched a satellite using ballistic missile technology are extremely worrying and do not comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2231,” the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said in a statement.
“The United Nations has called on Iran not to engage in any activities related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of carrying nuclear weapons. Iran must adhere to this,” the statement said.
“We have significant and long-term concerns, together with our international partners, about Iran’s ballistic missile program, which is destabilizing for the region and poses a threat to regional security,” the FCO said.
Iran on Wednesday announced that it had successfully launched the country’s first military satellite called “Noor 1”.
A statement from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said the satellite had reached its orbit 425 kilometers above the earth’s surface.
The IRGC informs that the two-phase satellite carrier that transported the “Noor 1” satellite was launched from the Central Desert of Iran, adding that this is “a great achievement” for Iran’s missile capabilities.
Over the years, Iran has tried to send satellites into space, but failed. The last experiment was in February when a communication satellite called “Zafar 1” was launched, which did not reach the proper speed to reach its orbit.
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