Te­heran claims rocket launch

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Iran suc­cess­fully launched its most ad­vanced satel­lite­car­ry­ing rocket into space, the coun­try’s state me­dia re­ported on Thurs­day, in what is likely the most sig­nif­i­cant step yet for the launch ve­hi­cle. A con­firmed launch of the Si­morgh rocket would mark an­other step for­ward for the Is­lamic repub­lic’s young space pro­gram. The US State Depart­ment called the launch “provoca­tive”.

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