Thursday, February 4, 2010

Iran Launches Worrying Satellites

The West is concerned about Iran's latest venture - launching satellites into orbit. Space exploration is fine for any nation that wishes it, but with the Iranian government's track record, of stating it shall annihilate America and Israel, among others, some are concerned, as the satellites can be used to deliver deadly nuclear weapons from space.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated their space program is peaceful, but people do not trust him, due to proclamations he has made in the past regarding obliterating the West.

Government calls Iran rocket launch "provocative act"

Wed Feb 3, 2010 1:40pm EST - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran's launch of a rocket capable of carrying a satellite was a "provocative act," a White House spokesman said on Wednesday...

"A launch like that is obviously a provocative act," Burton told reporters. "But the president believes that it is not too late for Iran to do the right thing -- come to the table with the international community and live up to its international obligations."