The Russian MPs have voiced support for recent Iranian space initiative, IRNA reports. In fact, both Russia’s Senate and the government rejected the US claim that Iran had violated the Security Council resolutions by launching the “Noor-1” military satellite into space.
The Russian MPs insist that Washington deliberately misinterpret a recent Iran’s space action. According to Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the Russian State Duma’s foreign affairs committee, the concept of military satellite does not mean carrying military weapons, so Iran didn’t violate any rule.
On Thursday night, Konstantin Kosachev, head of the International Affairs Commission of the Russian Senate, shared his vision of Iranian issue. The MP denied US allegations that Tehran violates Security Council Resolution 2231 over its successful launch of the Noor-1 military satellite. In reality, there is no resolution that makes Iran not to launch a military satellite.
Kosachev added that the US must pay attention to the fact that the concept of military satellite does not mean the weapon is installed.
According to IRGC, ‘Noor Satellite’, the first Iranian military satellite, was launched from a three-stage carrier Qased and was placed in 425-km orbit. It will be a great achievement and a new development for Iran in the aerospace field.
For the United States, such Iranian action amid coronacrisis became a shock. Launching the first multi-purpose satellite, which is also used for defence, was officially confirmed on Wednesday.
In his televised speech, Major-General Hossein Salami congratulated Iran’s leader and people on this great success and said that launch of Noor-1 satellite, upgraded new dimensions of the defence power of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and by the grace of God, “the IRGC joins space today.”