Countries “Big seven” condemned of space launch Iran
USA, UK, Germany and France condemned the launch of the space Iran and called it contrary to the resolutions of the UN security Council, promising to file a complaint to the organization on the actions of the country. This is stated in a joint statement, the countries published on the website of the US state Department.
“In connection with the launch on 27 July, the launch vehicle Simorgh Iran again demonstrated the activity incompatible with the resolutions of the UN security Council. We condemn this action” — according to the statement.
In their resolution, the countries urged Iran not to take any action related to the testing of ballistic missiles, including launches of space rockets. The resolution stresses that space launch vehicles require technologies that are closely associated with the development of Intercontinental ballistic missiles.
On the eve of the US state Department has accused Iran of violating UN security Council resolutions. This was at the briefing said the head of the press service of the Ministry Heather Nauert, Reuters reported.
According to the Agency, Nauert called the launch a “provocation”. “We regard what is happening as the continued development of ballistic missiles,” — said the head of the press service of the state Department.
Iran, on 27 July, had a successful launch of a space rocket Simorgh. This was reported by The New York Times. According to the newspaper, such tests are not prohibited by the nuclear agreement between Iran and the group of six countries which also includes USA. The Simorgh rocket can orbit the Earth satellites weighing up to 250 kg. however, the state Department said that the missile was originally designed to carry nuclear warheads.