President Donald Trump said today that the United States was not involved with a failed Iranian rocket launch, and he wished Tehran luck at finding out what went wrong.
The tweet included a high-resolution black-and-white image showed the purported launch pad. The image was also labeled, pointing out what had allegedly been damaged: the Safir mobile-erector-launcher, two support vehicles, a propellant burner trailer, and a service tower. And the labeling also noted that the “scorching and damage” were “present only on northern side of launch pad.”
Trump tweeted: “The United States of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident during final launch preparations for the Safir SLV Launch at Semnan Launch Site One in Iran. I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened at Site One.”
The United States of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident during final launch preparations for the Safir SLV Launch at Semnan Launch Site One in Iran. I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened at Site One. pic.twitter.com/z0iDj2L0Y3
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2019
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The tweet came a day after NPR reported that satellite images showed an Iranian rocket had exploded on a launch pad. The incident marked Iran’s third failed attempt this year to launch a rocket.
An Iranian official told Reuters the launch failed due to “technical issues.”
The incident came the same week that The New York Times reported a cyberattack carried out by U.S. Cyber Command in June severely limited Iran’s ability to target oil tankers in the Persian Gulf.
While Iran denied in June that the cyberattack had been successful, the country is still working to get all its servers back online and recover data that was lost, the Times reported.
The cyberattack took place the same day Trump called off a military attack on Iran amid tensions between the two nations after Tehran shot down an American surveillance drone. More
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