US urges Iran to refuse from rocket launches

US urges Iran to refuse from rocket launches

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iran on Thursday to cease all nuclear-related activities after Tehran announced plans for three rocket launches in coming months, The National reports.

While Iran’s defence ministry said it planned to launch Space Launch Vehicles (SLVs), these incorporate technology that is virtually identical to that used in ballistic missiles, including in intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), Mr Pompeo said in a statement.

“The United States has continuously cautioned that ballistic missile and SLV launches by the Iranian regime have a destabilising effect on the region and beyond,” Mr Pompeo said, adding that an ICBM with a range of 10,000 kilometres could reach the US.

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