Iran has sent another rocket into space.
Iranian state media said Thursday that Iran had launched a rocket carrying three research devices into space.
"The satellite-carrying Simorgh rocket successfully launched three devices into space," Defense Ministry spokesman Ahmad Hosseini told state television. "For the first time, three devices were launched simultaneously to a distance of 470 kilometers (292 miles) at a speed of 7,350 meters per second."
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"The intended research objectives of this launch were achieved," Hosseini added. "This was done as a preliminary launch ... God willing, we will have an operational launch soon." Hosseini's comments accompanied footage of the rocket launch vehicle firing.
Hosseini did not comment on whether the rocket made it into orbit.
Hosseini's remarks confirm reporting from the Associated Press on Dec. 12, who had obtained satellite photos showing that Iran was gearing up for a space launch.
The reported space launch comes as Tehran and Washington hold indirect talks in Vienna to salvage a nuclear accord with Iran. Iranian officials stated on Tuesday that they believe Biden will cave in the "presumably final round" of nuclear talks and lift sanctions on Iran.
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Iran has made several failed attempts to launch a rocket into space in recent years. In June, United States officials confirmed that the U.S. had been monitoring another attempt by the Iranians at launching a satellite into orbit, according to CNN.
"U.S. Space Command is aware of the Iranian rocket launch failure which occurred early Jun. 12," Uriah Orland, a spokesman for the Pentagon, told the outlet.
A representative from the Department of Defense did not respond to requests for comment from the Washington Examiner.