(RightWing.org) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condemned an Iranian rocket program he says is dangerous and provocative. For several years, the Islamic republic has been running a space program, insisting it’s solely for peaceful, civilian purposes. This was revealed to be a blatant lie last week when the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) – a paramilitary organization separate from the regular Iranian military and heavily involved in international terrorism – claims to have launched a military satellite.
There are mixed opinions on exactly what happened. An IRGC spokesman claimed a satellite was successfully launched into low Earth orbit. However, US tracking stations say no new satellite has been detected and the launch was probably a failure.
Pompeo warned that Iran could use the same rocket technology for a nuclear delivery system.
#Iran continues to lie that its space program is peaceful, civilian, and transparent. Deeply troubling that the #IRGC, a Foreign Terrorist Organization, launched a military satellite. Their secret space program advances technologies used in nuclear weapons delivery systems.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 25, 2020
Iran’s civilian population is being devastated by one of the worst COVID-19 death rates in the world. However, it seems their rogue regime is pushing ahead with its illegal weapons research while the world is distracted. The US is not that distracted.
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