UK Nour 3 satellite stance ‘interventionist’, sign of anger at Iran scientific progress: FM spox

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has condemned a statement by the British Foreign Office that criticized the Islamic Republic for its recent launch of the Nour 3 satellite into space, calling it “interventionist”.

Kanaani said on Wednesday that attaining scientific and research development, including in aerospace, is the inalienable right of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

“Such interventionist remarks, which are indicative of Britain’s anger and self-centered stance towards developments made by the Islamic Republic, will not affect the Iranian nation’s determination for making progress in the scientific and technological fields,” he added.

The spokesman also said, based on international regulations, Iran faces no limitation to carry out scientific activities in aerospace research. Therefore, he added, the Islamic Republic resolutely rejects any unconventional stance in this regard.

The Islamic Republic, in accordance to international rules and in line with upholding its rights especially the right to progress, will keep using peaceful technologies to achieve scientific development, Kanaani noted.

He stressed that Iran will not act based on views of certain countries, which are seeking to impose their stance and unilateralist measures on others.

The spokesman made the comments a day after the British Foreign Office released a statement on Iran’s launching the Nour 3 imaging satellite on September 27.

The statement claimed that Iran had carried out the launch despite repeated calls from the UN Security Council to halt its ballistic-missile program, alleging that the Islamic Republic had disregarded international restrictions.

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