Global Security Newswire
Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related Issues
Iran Set to Deploy Satellite
Deployment of an indigenously produced Iranian satellite is expected within three months, the Xinhua News Agency quoted a senior academic in Tehran as saying on Wednesday.
A team at the Amirkabir University of Technology is preparing for the firing of the Nahid satellite, according to institution President Alireza Rahaei. He did not offer details on the purpose of the orbiter.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard chief Mohammad Ali-Jafari on Monday said the nation was preparing for the neat-term trial of a novel rocket that would be used to carry satellites into space.
The nation's Navid observation system was sent into orbit in February.
Iran's satellite program has been a concern for other nations, as technology used to place orbiters into space can also be applied to ballistic missiles. The nation continues to advance its missile capabilities, but denies claims that it is pursuing a nuclear-weapon capability under the guise of peaceful atomic efforts.
Jan. 9, 2014
The UNSCR 1540 implementation process in sub-Saharan Africa has been slow. As of October 2011, 26 of the 48 states in the region have submitted 1540 national reports.
Nov. 8, 2013
This report is part of a collection examining implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, which requires all states to implement measures aimed at preventing non-state actors from acquiring NBC weapons, related materials, and their means of delivery. It details implementation efforts in Central America, South America and the Caribbean to-date.
This article provides an overview of Iran's historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.