Russia Has No Reason To Disbelieve Peaceful Nature Of Iran's Space Program - Ministry

Russia Has No Reason to Disbelieve Peaceful Nature of Iran's Space Program - Ministry

Russia has no reasons to question peaceful nature of Iran's space program that, contrary to the US space strategy, does not envision deployment of combat weapons on the orbit, Vladimir Ermakov, the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control, told Sputnik

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th February, 2019) Russia has no reasons to question peaceful nature of Iran's space program that, contrary to the US space strategy, does not envision deployment of combat weapons on the orbit, Vladimir Ermakov, the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control, told Sputnik.

"We have no reasons to disbelieve Tehran's statements that its space program pursues peaceful aims," the diplomat said.

"Russia opposes deployment of weapons in space, but we do not observe any preparatory steps by Iran in this direction, contrary to, for example, the United States' space strategy," Ermakov added.

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