West Cannot Tolerate Iran’s Advances

West Cannot Tolerate Iran’s AdvancesWest Cannot Tolerate Iran’s Advances

The United States and its European allies oppose the recent test of a satellite carrier because “they cannot tolerate Iran’s great advances”, the deputy chairman of the General Staff of the Armed Forces said.

Masoud Jazayeri also said on Sunday the US claims that the test is a breach of a United Nations Security Council resolution that endorses the 2015 nuclear deal, but this interpretation is “legally wrong”, Press TV reported. “The approach taken by the US and some European countries is completely worthless and will have no impact on the trend of our progress,” he said. Iran successfully launched its domestically-manufactured Simorgh satellite carrier, whose mission is to put Iranian satellites into the orbit.

The US State Department has claimed that the rocket launch violated the UN resolution and described the test as “a provocative action” that goes against the “spirit” of the nuclear agreement.

The launch came as the US Congress passed new sanctions against Iran over its development of missiles. Jazayeri pointed to a motion prepared by the Iranian Parliament to counter “US adventurist measures” and said, “Steps taken by the US are certainly in violation of the nuclear deal,” stressing the importance of adopting countermeasures against such moves by Washington.


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