Civil Defense Chief: Iran’s Deterrence to Enhance via IRGC’s Space Presence

Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali said that the presence of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps in space will increase the country’s deterrence, referring to Iran’s successful orbiting of the first Iranian military satellite.

“This successful launch has numerous important and strategic messages,” Jalali, said, adding Iran is able to gain the latest know-how and technologies despite the sanctions.

Stressing that IRGC’s presence in the new arenas such as space indicates the promotion of defense capabilities and increasing Iran’s deterrence, he added, “We will definitely hear good news about such actions in the near future.”

Pointing to the US officials’ reactions to Iran’s sending of the first military satellite into the orbit, he emphasized that the Iranian youths’ achievement has been so great that it has infuriated the US and some European countries.

The IRGC launched the Satellite Nour-1 by the domestically-built launcher Qassed (herald) on Wednesday morning and placed it into the orbit at an altitude of 425km.

The Launcher Qassed is a three-stage launcher using compound soild-liquid fuel.

The satellite was sent to the space on the anniversary of the IRGC establishment (April 22, 1979).

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