Iran Affirms Inalienable Right to Aerospace Scientific and Research Progress, Criticizes Interventionist Stance of European Nations

In a recent development, Iran has strongly defended its scientific and research progress in the aerospace field, asserting that it is an inherent and legitimate right of the nation.

Iran (IMNA) - The Foreign Ministry spokesman, Nasser Kan’ani, condemned the joint statement issued by France, Germany, and Britain on January 26, denouncing Iran's launch of the Soraya satellite into a low Earth orbit (LEO) using the Qaem-100 space launch vehicle (SLV). Kan’ani criticized the interventionist stance of these countries and emphasized that Iran does not require permission from specific nations to pursue peaceful technologies for scientific advancements. He further reiterated that Iran firmly maintains its "inalienable and legitimate right" to make significant strides in aerospace scientific and research endeavors.

Iranian Official Affirms Nation's Determination to Advance in Science and Technology Despite Criticism

In response to what they refer to as "interventionist comments" from the European troika, Kan’ani has asserted that such remarks will not deter Iran's commitment to making strides in the fields of science and technology. The official emphasized that the Islamic Republic of Iran is resolute in its pursuit of scientific and applied activities within the realm of space research, adhering to international regulations.

The official further stated that despite arbitrary interpretations and unilateral tendencies from certain parties, Iran firmly rejects any imposition of unconventional approaches. They reiterated Iran's right to utilize peaceful technologies for scientific and research development, a right protected by international law.

Iran's IRGC Aerospace Force Successfully Launches Soraya Satellite, Drawing Condemnation from European Nations

Last week, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force achieved a significant milestone by successfully placing the Soraya satellite into orbit 750 kilometers above Earth in a record-breaking time of just 11 minutes. The research satellite, developed by the Iranian Space Agency (ISA), was launched utilizing the Qaem-100 space launch vehicle (SLV), a three-stage SLV powered by solid fuel that was specifically designed by the IRGC Aerospace Force.

However, the launch has drawn strong condemnation from Britain, France, and Germany, who jointly released a statement expressing their concerns. These European nations allege that the Qaem-100 SLV incorporates technology crucial for the development of a long-range ballistic missile system, potentially enabling Iran to launch projectiles over greater distances. This accusation raises apprehensions about Iran's intentions and its compliance with international agreements regarding the use of space technology.

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