The Pentagon Is Investigating Whether Iran's Launch Of A Military Satellite Was A Success
The Pentagon is not ready to say with certainty whether Iran's launch of the Noor military satellite was successful. This was stated on Wednesday by the Deputy Chairman of The joint chiefs of staff of the US armed forces, General John Hayden, at a briefing at the Ministry of defense.
"We are following this very closely," he said. According to Hayden, the launch is "another example of hostile actions by Iran" that allegedly " threaten the region and the entire world."
According to the General, the US will need time to determine whether the launch was successful. "We have just started this process. I assume that tomorrow at the same time if I speak here, I will be able to say exactly what happened, whether it was carried out successfully or not. I just don't have that information yet," Hyten added. He noted that he has some intelligence about the launch, but stressed that he does not intend to disclose it.
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.