On Wednesday, April 22, the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) launched a ballistic missile, on the pretext of sending a satellite into orbit.
The IRGC asserted that the launch of this missile should place a satellite in orbit near the earth.
However, according to the MEK Iran, the real objective of this action was a Pasdaran ballistic missile test. For years, the Iranian regime has launched ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons under the pretext of sending satellites. The Iranian Resistance (MEK Iran) has revealed for a decade that sending satellites into orbit is just a pretext for testing its ballistic missiles.
In a press release published on February 2, 2010, under the title “The launch of the Iranian regime’s satellite is a cover for testing its missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead”, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) revealed this problem for the first time.
“The Iranian regime’s Minister of Defense, Pasdar Ahmad Vahidi, announced the regime’s plans to“unveil three satellites”, named Tolo, Mesbah II, and Navid-e Elm-o San’at. In a hollow and ridiculous gesture, he said that “the message from the Islamic Republic of Iran against any threat would be devastating.” (Mehr State News Agency, February 1, 2010) “, wrote the NCRI press release adding:
“For years, the Iranian regime has attempted to cover up its military objectives of testing ballistic missiles with the excuse that launching a satellite is a scientific and civil project. However, this time, IRGC commanders arrived at the scene and declared that the missile and satellite launch complex was under the control of the Pasdaran’s space force”.
The Iranian Resistance Organization, MEK Iran points out the six failures of IRGC missile activities in the past year
The IRGC was faced with an internal crisis due to six missile launch failures this year, which caused embarrassment among its forces and mercenaries. The biggest embarrassment of the Pasdaran Aerospace Force was to shoot down a Ukrainian passenger plane on January 8. This event sparked students (some of them were members of MEK Iran) protests in different cities across the country against the regime’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, and the IRGC. Therefore, the Pasdaran needed a show of force for their propaganda and to continue their military activities and interference in the Middle East. The IRGC missile launch failures are:
- January 15, 2019 Failure of the Payam satellite, carrying Simorgh missiles.
- January 26, 2019 Explosion at the Iranian Space Research Institute while working on a missile, at least 3 experts were killed.
- February 6, 2019: Missile explosion on its launch pad at the Semnan Space Center
- August 29, 2019: Explosion of the Semnan missile at the time of launch
- February 9, 2020: The telecommunications satellite “Zafar” did not reach orbit 540 kilometers from the earth. It was followed by an impact near the city of Zahedan, in the southeast of Iran, because of its pieces hitting the Earth.
- January 8, 2020: The regime’s biggest embarrassment: a Ukrainian passenger jet was shot down by the IRGC’s missile defense, killing all 176 passengers on board.
The Iranian regime has created a crisis by violating United Nations Security Council resolution 2231. According to MEK Iran (follow them on Twitter), the only way to prevent the regime’s aggression is to adopt a firm international policy in the face of terrorism and war-mongering in Tehran. This regime has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on its nuclear and missile activities while the majority of the Iranian people live in absolute poverty.