The supposed Simorgh satellite-carrying rocket at Imam Khomeini National Space Centre. Photo: Iranian Defence Ministry via AP

Tensions rise as Iran set to launch observation satellite in ‘days’

  • Country’s national space agency says the satellite’s ‘primary mission’ will be to collect imagery
  • Iran maintains it has no intention of acquiring nuclear weapons and says its aims are peaceful
Topic |   Space
The supposed Simorgh satellite-carrying rocket at Imam Khomeini National Space Centre. Photo: Iranian Defence Ministry via AP
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