USA sanctions Iranian companies after satellite launch

USA sanctions Iranian companies after satellite launch

USA sanctions Iranian companies after satellite launch

The U.S. National Air and Space Intelligence Center echoed that in a report issued just last month.

On Thursday, Iran successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit.

United Nations resolution 2231 says Iran is "called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology", according to the text of the agreement which went into effect days after the landmark Iran nuclear agreement that was engineered by the Obama administration.

The six Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group subsidiaries the ageny called "central" to the Iranian missile program, are responsible for a range of components to Iran's ballistic missile program, including the development of structural components, liquid-propellant, missile engines, guidance systems, research and ground control systems. Mnuchin said the United States will continue to counter Iran's ballistic missile program. There has been speculation that Tehran has kept close cooperation with Pyongyang over its missile and nuclear programs.

USA officials said the "conditions had been met", but Iran is "unquestionably in default of the spirit" of the agreement.

The Treasury move was announced just hours after the US Senate voted nearly unanimously to impose new sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea.

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He also denied that Iran is working toward an ICBM.

"Rhetoric and actions from the US show bad faith", Zarif said.

Tehran denies its missiles are created to carry nuclear warheads, as it has no intention to even seek nukes.

"Iran is not and will not be developing nuclear weapons; so by definition can not develop anything created to be capable of delivering them".

In an analysis written previous year, arms control expert Jeffrey Lewis explained that the technology employed by Iran's Simorgh rocket appears to be the same used in North Korea's Unha SLV series, which the US intelligence community has concluded "could be used for an ICBM-class vehicle" capable of carrying nuclear weapons to the U.S.

Iran says its space program is peaceful, but Western experts suspect it may be a cover for developing military missile technologies.

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