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Iran carries out second test of satellite launcher — state TV

The launch of Iran's newest satellite-carrier rocket, called 'Zuljanah,' at an undisclosed location, in Iran, on February 1, 2021. (Official Website of the Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)
The launch of Iran's newest satellite-carrier rocket, called 'Zuljanah,' at an undisclosed location, in Iran, on February 1, 2021. (Official Website of the Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

Iran has carried out a second test of its Zuljanah satellite launcher, Reuters reports, citing Iranian state television.

The move will likely spark further tensions in the region as world powers are slated to reconvene in Vienna for talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal after months of deadlock.

The US fears the technology used to put satellites into orbit could also be used to launch nuclear missiles, Reuters reports.

“The third development phase of the Zuljanah satellite launcher will be based on a combination of information gained during today’s launch,” a defense ministry spokesperson tells Iranian state TV.

It is unclear whether the launch was successful.

The US condemned Iran after it carried out the first test of the Zuljanah last year.

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