Courtesy Iran — which, for those of us who are Islamorealistic, is not good news. More on this story. “Iran ready to put Muslim countries’ satellite in orbit,” by Parisa Hafezi for Reuters, August 18:
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.
Iran said on Sunday it had put the home-grown dummy satellite into orbit on a domestically made rocket for the first time. The long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into space can also be used for launching weapons.
Iran says has no intention to do so.
Head of Iran’s Aerospace Organization, Reza Taghipour, said Iran wanted to help Muslim countries to launch satellites.
“I am announcing now that Iran is ready to launch satellites of friendly Islamic countries into space,” Taghipour told state television….