•   
  •   

US NewsIran acknowledges launch blast, days after Trump shares revealing image

07:00  03 september  2019
07:00  03 september  2019 Source:   bostonglobe.com

Oil on tanker released by Gibraltar has been sold, says Iran

Oil on tanker released by Gibraltar has been sold, says Iran Oil on tanker released by Gibraltar has been sold, says Iran

A commercial satellite image showing a fire at a rocket launch site at the Imam Khomeini Space Center in Iran .Credit Satellite image 2019 Maxar Technologies, via Associated Press.

The image Mr Trump shared last week appeared to show devastating damage to the launch site and the charred remains of a rocket and launchpad Iran 's space programme has experienced many failed launches . Over the past 11 years, 67 per cent of Iranian orbital launches have failed, compared with

Iran acknowledges launch blast, days after Trump shares revealing image © Donald J. Trump Twitter account via AP President Trump’s tweeted image of an undated photo of a damaged launch site at Iran’s Imam Khomeini Space Center.

Iran acknowledged for the first time Monday that an explosion had occurred at a satellite launch site in the country’s north after images of the aftermath of the blast circulated last week.

An Iranian government official said the explosion was caused by a technical error during a test launch.

The information came days after President Trump prompted confusion when he posted a message on Twitter referring to the explosion — accompanied by an image of the site that some suspected was once classified — noting “the United States of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident.”

Five years ago, Obama was blasted for wearing a tan suit. Now, it’s used to contrast him with Trump.

Five years ago, Obama was blasted for wearing a tan suit. Now, it’s used to contrast him with Trump. When President Barack Obama showed up at a White House news conference dressed in beige, the light-colored suit became a matter of national import. Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) fumed that the suit pointed to a “lack of seriousness” on the president’s part, cable news shows held roundtable discussions, fashion critics and image consultants weighed in, and TV news reporters conducted man-on-the-street interviews to find out what the people of Northeast Ohio thought of the controversial look.

The image Trump tweeted Friday is almost certainly highly classified, experts said, and bears markings that resemble those made by intelligence “I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened at Site One,” Trump wrote, in a taunting jab. What Trump shared on Twitter appears to

Trump shares potentially revealing image of Iranian missile site on Twitter. Washington: In a tweet Friday, President Donald Trump revealed a detailed aerial image of an Iranian missile launch pad Iran Confirms Blast At Satellite Launch Site. Iran has confirmed that a space rocket has exploded

Video: Trump: Iran had 'big mishap' over failed rocket launch (Reuters)

Ali Rabiei, a spokesman for the Iranian government, confirmed Monday an explosion had taken place at a launchpad at the Imam Khomeini Space Center, in a statement reported by Iranian state news outlet IRNA.

“The blast was caused by a technical error, and experts are unanimous in the matter, and it is clear how it happened,” Rabiei said.

He added that the explosion had happened on a test site and that a satellite had not been damaged, as it was not attached to the rocket that was launched.

Iran acknowledges launch blast, days after Trump shares revealing image © ASSOCIATED PRESS In this photo provided Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, by Iran's Information and Communications Technology, Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi looks at The Nahid-1 domestically-built satellite at the space research center in Tehran, Iran. An Iranian official published an image Saturday of a satellite after an apparent rocket explosion at the space center meant to launch it, tweeting at President Donald Trump after the American leader shared online what appeared to be a surveillance photo of the aftermath. Rabiei also criticized Trump’s Twitter post.

UK drones could be deployed to Gulf amid crisis with Iran

UK drones could be deployed to Gulf amid crisis with Iran The UK is considering sending drones to the Gulf as the crisis with Iran continues. The unmanned aircraft would help with overhead surveillance as British warships continue to escort UK-flagged tankers through the Strait of Hormuz. The RAF still has a number of Reaper drones based in nearby Kuwait - they are flying missions over Iraq and Syria but could be re-tasked if the decision is taken. The US already has surveillance aircraft operating above the Gulf and Australia is sending a P8 maritime patrol aircraft. They are part of a growing coalition being formed to protect shipping in the region.

In a tweet Friday, President Trump revealed a detailed aerial image of an Iranian launchpad, an unusual disclosure that may have confirmed the United States is violating Iran ’s airspace to spy on its missile program. Some imagery experts, examining the angle and very-high resolution of the image

In the video, Redfield acknowledged that some cases of coronavirus were misclassified as influenza as the medics did not have an accurate test for the new epidemic at the time. He did not elaborate on when these misdiagnosed cases first appeared – saying only that “some cases have been diagnosed that

“We don’t understand why the US president tweets and posts satellite pictures with excitement,” he said. “This is not understandable.”

The image Trump shared last week appeared to show damage to the launch site and the charred remains of a rocket and launchpad after what appeared to be a fire. He ended his message with what seemed to be a taunt: “I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened.”

Iran acknowledges launch blast, days after Trump shares revealing image This satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows a fire at a rocket launch pad at the Imam Khomeini Space Center in Iran's Semnan province, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Satellite images released Thursday show the smoldering remains of a rocket at a Iran space center that was to conduct a U.S.-criticized satellite launch. Iran’s space program has experienced many failed launches. Over the past 11 years, 67 percent of Iranian orbital launches have failed, compared with a 5 percent failure rate worldwide for similar launches, according to data from publicly available records.

£25,000 for a house in the country! Vintage Cold War bunker 16ft underground made of triple-insulated walls to withstand any blast is a mere stone's throw from stunning Great Yarmouth beaches

£25,000 for a house in the country! Vintage Cold War bunker 16ft underground made of triple-insulated walls to withstand any blast is a mere stone's throw from stunning Great Yarmouth beaches The bunker, located in Brundall, Norfolk, was built in 1961, and includes a main room, a small WC room and ventilation shafts. It does not have any electricity, running water or a sewer however.

To the consternation of Iranian officials, Trump last week tweeted an apparent spy-satellite photo of the aftermath in denying American involvement. While the rocket was lost, Iran ’s information and communications technology minister chided Trump with a tweet of his own, posting a selfie with the

This image taken from the Twitter account of US President Donald J. Trump , @realDonaldTrump, shows an undated photo of the aftermath of an explosion at Iran ’s Imam Khomeini Space The image showed damaged vehicles around the launch pad, as well as damage done to the rocket’s launcher .

Two of Iran’s previous attempts this year to launch satellites, one in January and one in February, also failed. A separate fire at the Khomeini space center in February killed three workers, Iranian state media reported at the time.

In February, The New York Times reported the Trump administration had scaled up a secret US program to sabotage Iran’s missiles and rockets. Washington believes Tehran’s space program is merely a cover for its attempts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile to launch a nuclear warhead.

MSN UK is committed to Empowering the Planet and taking urgent action to protect our environment. We’re supporting Friends of the Earth to help solve the climate crisis, please give generously here or find out more about our campaign here.

‘You’re a prop in the back’: Advisers struggle to obey Trump’s Kafkaesque rules.
The rupture with John Bolton is a case study in the president’s management style and his unusual demands and expectations of those who report directly to him.

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!