US Imposes New Sanctions Designations on Iran’s Space Program as Tehran Continues to Use Civilian Space Agencies to Advance its Ballistic Missile Programs

September 3, 2019 – Today, the Department of State designated the Iran Space Agency and two of its research institutes under Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 for engaging in proliferation-sensitive activities. This is the first time the United States is designating Iran’s civilian space agency for activities that advance its ballistic missile program. The United States will not allow Iran to use its space launch program as cover to advance its ballistic missile programs. Iran’s August 29 attempt to launch a space launch vehicle underscores the urgency of the threat. These…

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JSDF on North Korea ’s Missile Launch

August 26, 2019 (Google Translation) 1.  North Korea seems to have launched a ballistic missile eastward from the east coast of North Korea at around 6:44 today. The launched ballistic missile is estimated to have traveled approximately 400 km and dropped onto the Sea of Japan. The fall is estimated to be outside of Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Details are currently under analysis.  Furthermore, it seems that North Korea launched a ballistic missile eastward from the east coast of North Korea at around 7: 1 today. It is estimated…

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