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U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran space agencies | Reuters
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U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran space agencies | Reuters

The US has imposed sanctions on Iran’s civilian space agency and two research organizations on Tuesday, claiming they were being used for the Tehran’s ballistic missile program.  The Iran Space Agency, Iran Space Research Center and the Astronautics Research Institute were targeted.

This pressure campaign to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons has been years in the making.  The concern is long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into orbit could also be used to launch nuclear warheads.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-sanctions/u-s-imposes-sanctions-on-iran-space-agencies-idUSKCN1VO2ED

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