RUSSIA SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES IRANIAN SATELLITE INTO SPACE VIA KAZAKHSTAN
Russia launched an Iranian Khayyam satellite into orbit from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, which it operates.
Some Western officials suspect that Moscow will use it to aid in its efforts for the war in Ukraine before allowing Iran to fully control it.
Tehran has rejected such assertions, and Iran’s space agency over the weekend said that Iran would be in charge of the satellite “from day one.”
The launch comes about three weeks after Russian President, Vladimir Putin, met with Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi, and Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran.