Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesmans Reaction to Interventionist Statement by E3 on Iran’s Launch of Home-made Research Satellite “Soraya”

January 27, 2024

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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has condemned an interventionist statement by three European countries of Britain, France and Germany on the launch of domestically-developed satellite Soraya. Kanaani said, “Achieving scientific and research breakthroughs, namely in the field of airspace, is among the inalienable and legitimate rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and such interventionist comments, which indicate the self-oriented approaches of the said countries vis-à-vis Iran’s progress, will not sap the Iranian will and determination to make ongoing progress in the domain of science and technology.”

“Despite some arbitrary interpretations originating from the unilateral tendencies of some parties, under international law, the sky is the limit when it comes to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s scientific and practical activities in the field of space research, and accordingly, our country categorically dismisses and strongly rejects the imposition of such unorthodox approaches,” he added.

Kanaani reiterated the Islamic Republic of Iran, under international regulations and standards, reserves the right to use peaceful technologies on the path to scientific-research and development and to this end will not wait for the stances of some countries that seek to impose their own interventionist views on others.