(RoyalPatriot.com )- The United States federal government has expressed concern about Iran’s development of space launch vehicles and warned that Tehran could be building up a ballistic missile program alongside its already terrifying nuclear weapons program.
A State Department spokesperson told The Hill last week that Iran is ramping up its military development and could be on the way to developing a nuclear weapon that can fit inside of a ballistic missile – posing a threat to Western nations and Israel.
The spokesperson said that the Iranian space program is described as a project for “civilian purposes” by the Tehran government, but that it actually violates a resolution from the United Nations Security Council that blocks Iran from undertaking the development of a ballistic missile that is “designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.”
It remains unknown whether Iran has successfully launched any device into orbit, but given how provocative Iran has been in recent years – and the election of a new hard-line Islamist president – it doesn’t exactly sound good.
Iran is also returning to talks with the United States on the possibility of returning to compliance with Obama’s failed Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action – or the “Iran Nuclear Deal” – though the country has repeatedly insisted that compliance will only occur if the United States lifts all economic sanctions put in place by the Trump administration.
On Wednesday, State Department spokesman Ned Price claimed that the United States has made “some modest progress” in discussions with Iran, but didn’t expand on what that progress was.