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Rocket launched into space amid Vienna nuclear talks


Iran launched a rocket with a satellite carrier bearing three devices into space, authoritie­s announced Thursday, without saying whether any of the objects had entered Earth’s orbit.

It was not clear when the launch happened or what devices the carrier brought with it. Iran aired footage of the blastoff against the backdrop of negotiatio­ns in Vienna to restore Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers. An eight round had been underway this week and is to resume after New Year’s holidays.

Previous launches have drawn rebukes from the United States.

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