Iran Rocket Launch Condemned By Germany, France, UK And US

Germany, France, Britain and the US jointly condemned Iran's July 27 satellite launch in a letter to the United Nations sent Wednesday. The allies said Iran's rocket launch was inconsistent with the terms of the nuclear pact signed by Iran in July 2015.

"The Simorgh is a space launch vehicle that, if configured as a ballistic missile, would have a range of well over 300 kilometres (185 miles) and has enough payload capacity to carry a nuclear warhead," the letter to the UN Security Council read.

"This launch therefore represents a threatening and provocative step by Iran." The letter was sent by US Ambassador Nikki Haley on behalf of the four countries. Haley posted a copy of the letter on Twitter.


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