Iran has launched a solid fueled rocket into space. Defense ministry spokesman Ahmed Hosseini said the 25.5-metre-tall rocket Zuljana capable of carrying a 220-kg satellite would eventually collect data in low-Earth orbit and boost Iran’s space industry. Zuljanah is named for the horse of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.
However, it drew a rebuke from Washington ahead of the expected resumption of stalled talks on Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers. The White House said it was aware of Iran’s announcement and criticized the move, calling it unhelpful and destabilizing. The White House said it was committed to using sanctions and other measures to stop Iran from moving forward in its ballistic missile program. Iran, which has long said it does not want nuclear weapons, maintains its satellite launches and rocket tests do not have a military component.
The launch comes a day after the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, visited Tehran to resume talks on Iran’s nuclear programme, which has been at a standstill for months.
Qns : Iran launched a solid fueled rocket into space, What is the named of rocket?
Ans : Defense ministry spokesman Ahmed Hosseini said the rocket named is Zuljana.
Zuljanah is named for the horse of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.