Iran's bid to launch a satellite fails

  • Iran's attempt to launch a satellite was unsuccessful, Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahomi said on Tuesday.

The US (L) and Iranian flags await the arrival of US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before the leaders meeting April 19, 2016 at the United Nations in New York.
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The US (L) and Iranian flags await the arrival of US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before the leaders meeting April 19, 2016 at the United Nations in New York.

Iran's bid to launch a satellite has failed, Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said on Tuesday, after it ignored U.S. warnings to avoid such activity.

Washington warned Tehran this month against undertaking three planned space rocket launches that it said would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic missile technology.