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Trump Administration Threatens Iran over Its Space Program

HeadlineJan 04, 2019

The Trump administration is warning Iran against launching satellites, calling its space program a pretext for a ballistic missile program. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that three planned Iranian rocket launches would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at preventing Iran from developing intercontinental ballistic missiles. Iran’s foreign minister fired back on Twitter, saying it has the right to a civilian space program, and arguing the U.S. is in breach of U.N. Resolution 2231. That resolution saw the Security Council officially endorse the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which the Trump administration unilaterally pulled out of last year.

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