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Opposition to Militarization of Space

Opposition to Militarization of Space Opposition to Militarization of Space

Iran is opposed to any efforts aimed at militarizing outer space, a senior official said, after the US administration announced an ambitious plan to usher in a new "Space Force" as the sixth branch of the military by 2020. 
"Iran is strongly against any arms race in space or the deployment of weapons of any kind there, be it conventional or weapons of mass destruction," Kazem Gharib-Abadi, Tehran's ambassador to international organizations in Vienna, said in a meeting with Simonetta Di Pippo, director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, IRNA reported on Saturday.  
 

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