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TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday it was ready to help fellow Muslim states launch satellites into orbit after it successfully put a dummy satellite into orbit -- a move that may increase Western suspicions over its atomic ambitions.
"I am announcing now that Iran is ready to launch satellites of friendly Islamic countries into space," Taghipour told state television.
Originally posted by jhill76
reply to post by Quarantine
But why, why can't they have their own satellite? I just don't see how them launching a satellite into orbit, coincides with them trying to develop a nuke. Two different things.
Iran is offering this technology to Muslim countries and trying to assure them that they are friends and are powerful enough to fill any gap if Muslim countries ditch their alleigance with the US. Basically they are saying, you dont need the US, we can offer you all these techonologies etc.