Iran shows off undamaged satellite after Trump leaks US surveillance secrets

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Iranian communications minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi with satellite tv for pc Nahid-1.Reuters

Iranian minister on Saturday, August 31 posted an image displaying an undamaged satellite tv for pc, Nahid 1, days after US President Donald Trump shared a surveillance picture of an obvious failed rocket launch on Iran’s Semnan area.

The Data and Communications Know-how minister of Iran, Mohammad Javed Azari Jahromi posted an image of himself in entrance of the Nahid 1(Venus 1) satellite tv for pc on Twitter. Reporters have been additionally proven the satellite tv for pc on the state-run lab, based on Iranian information companies.

The Iranian authorities or state media had not commented on Thursday’s explosion on the Imam Khomeini Area Centre. Nonetheless, the incident was confirmed to have taken place based on Reuters’ Iranian and US official sources.

Jahromi message is a response to President Donald Trump’s tweet on Friday wherein he posted a black-and-white photograph that confirmed the Iranian explosion web site together with a reported broken gantry service tower and a downed cell erector launcher. In line with the Related Press, the launch pad had “National Product, National Power,” written in giant fonts in Parsi.

Damaged Iranian Space Center

Undisclosed picture displaying the aftermath of the explosion on the Imam Khomeini Area Centre.Twitter/realDonaldTrump

Trump was criticised for disclosing US surveillance secrets and techniques to which he responded on Friday by saying that the president can declassify such materials.

Terming the US President’s latest revelation as “welcome news to our adversaries”, Patrick Eddington, a former CIA satellite tv for pc imagery analyst instructed Reuters that disclosing the photographs on Twitter is “not a legitimate or responsible way.”

Jahromi instructed official Mehr information company that particulars concerning the explosion shall be introduced by the defence ministry. “But what we do know is that the Nahid satellite is still being prepared at the Iranian Space Research Institute,” he mentioned.

The Nahid 1 is reported to be a telecommunication satellite tv for pc and is without doubt one of the three satellite tv for pc launches deliberate by Tehran this 12 months based on AP. The satellite tv for pc was Iran’s first with foldable photo voltaic panels and was designed to fly world wide in low orbit for some two-and-a-half months.

The US has stored an in depth watch on Iran’s house and defence developments and is worried about Iran utilizing its satellites and the opportunity of growing its ballistic missile methods to launch nuclear warheads. Teheran has denied claims of launches being linked to its superior defence growth.

Tensions between the 2 nations have heightened after US withdrew from the Joint Complete Plan of Motion (JCPOA) nuclear deal final 12 months and reimposed sanctions on Iran and nations taking part in oil and different commodity commerce with the nation.

Iran responded by rising its manufacturing of enriched uranium violating its commitments beneath the nuclear stockpile restrict.

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