The US Said That The Satellite Launched By Iran Is Unlikely To Be Able To Provide Intelligence
A military satellite launched by Iran into space is unlikely to be able to provide intelligence. This opinion was posted on Saturday on his Twitter page by the commander of the US Space Forces Air Force General John Raymond.
"The space force continues to track two objects related to the Iranian space launch," he said. This is About the Noor satellite itself, which, according to the General, is a small CubeSat-standard spacecraft or microsatellite, as well as the Qased rocket stage.
"Iran claims that it [the satellite] can take pictures. In fact, it is a rotating webcam in space. It is unlikely that [it] provides intelligence," the commander concluded.
Earlier, the United States, Britain, and France expressed condemnation and concern about Iran's launch of a military satellite. As Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday, Tehran is not doing anything that would contradict UN Security Council resolution 2231 on the Iranian nuclear issue, while the US and Europe are not complying with its terms. According to him, Tehran does not violate the terms of the resolution, since "Iran does not have any nuclear weapons or missiles that can carry [a nuclear charge]."
On April 22, Iran launched its first military satellite called Noor. According to the Mehr Agency, the vehicle was launched into an orbit with a height of 425 km using a Qased launch vehicle.