Scientific, research progress inalienable right of Iranians: Spox

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has stressed that advancement in science and research, including in the aerospace field, is an inalienable right of the Iranian nation.

Iran’s Defense Ministry on Thursday announced that the country’s domestically-built satellite carrier rocket, Simorgh (Phoenix), successfully launched three research devices in a space research mission that scored yet another achievement for the Islamic Republic’s civilian space program.

Later on Thursday, the US State Department said Washington “remains concerned with Iran’s development of space launch vehicles.” It also claimed that such satellite launches would violate a UN Security Council resolution, calling on the Islamic Republic to steer clear of any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads.

On Friday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh condemned comments by the White House, stressing that scientific and research progress, including in the field of aerospace, is the Iranian nation’s inalienable right and that such meddlesome statements would not break Iranians’ resolve to progress in that field.


Source: Mehr