5 November 2022

The IRCG reported the successful testing of a solid fuel satellite carrier, dubbed Qaem 100. A U.S. diplomatic spokesperson said “such actions are unhelpful and destablising… the U.S. remains concerned with Iran’s continued development of space launch vehicles (SLVs), which pose a significant proliferation concern… [and] defy United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2231”. “[The U.S.] continues to usea variety of non-proliferation tools, including sanctions, to counter the further advancement of Iran’s ballistic missile program andits ability to proliferatemissiles and related technology to others”, the spokesperson added.

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