Iran may be hiding a missile program under the guise of satellite launchesMay 11, 2017
Iran’s communications minister recently announced plans to put two satellites into space, but the impending launch may be cover for ballistic missile research.
Mahmoud Vaezi announced on Monday that the two supposedly home-made satellites will be launched into orbit in the coming months.
The launches may seem innocuous, but such space technology could be used to help advance Iran’s missile technology.
“Iran is certainly using its satellite program to shield the ICBM (inter-continental ballistic missile) program. The technology and challenges in the two programs are similar in many aspects and one can move from one to another,” Saeed Ghasseminejad, an Iran research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.