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First Look Iran rocket test: space program boon or nuclear handwringer?

Iran’s successful test of a satellite-carrying rocket is a symbol of the country’s maturing space program, but may spite adversaries who complain that the launch violates the spirit of a 2015 nuclear peacekeeping deal.

Tasnim News Agency/Handout/Reuters

Iran successfully launched its most advanced satellite-carrying rocket into space, the country's state media reported on Thursday, in what is likely the most significant step yet for the launch vehicle.