Iranian-Made Missiles, Satellite Launched from Semnan

May 20, 2009

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Wednesday that today, the launch pad for Iran's missiles and satellites is located in Semnan province.

Addressing huge gathering of Semnan residents, President Ahmadinejad said, "I want to announce to the Iranian nation and the residents of Semnan that Omid (Hope) Satellite, which was a source of hope for Iranian and other nations, was launched from Semnan."

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ahmadinejad referred to successful launch of Sejjil 2 missile and said, "Fortunately, it was test-fired successfully and Sejjil 2 missile met the pre-determined target."

He added that in the near future there will be more good news on progress of Iranian experts in the field.