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US imposes sanctions on Iran's space agencies

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-09-04 05:42

Tthe Iranian flag fluttering in front of a capsule, codenamed Pishgam (Pioneer), containing a live monkey at an unknown location on Jan 28, 2013, which Iranian news agencies said returned alive after travelling to an altitude of 120 kilometres (75 miles) for a sub-orbital flight. [Photo/IC]

WASHINGTON - The United States announced on Tuesday that it has imposed sanctions on Iran's space agencies amid tension.

The new sanctions, targeting the Iran Space Agency and two of its research institutes, were the first of its kind by Washington as tension in the Middle East escalates.

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