TEHRAN (AFP): Iran started counting down on Sunday to the launch within hours of a scientific observation satellite that is part of a programme the United States has previously described as a “provocation”.
Arch foes Iran and the United States have appeared to be on the brink of an all-out confrontation twice since last year.
Long-standing acrimony between Tehran and Washington was exacerbated in 2018 when US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from a deal that froze Iran’s nuclear programme, before issuing new demands for its development of ballistic missiles to be curtailed.
Washington has also raised concerns in the past …read more
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