My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Something new to worry about...

The launching of an Iranian satellite is worrying....
Western powers working to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions voiced "great concern" Tuesday over the Islamic Republic's technological leap in launching its first home-built satellite into orbit.

Iran's capability to launch satellites could "possibly lead to the development of ballistic missiles," US State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters. "That's of great concern to us."

France also saw a worrisome link.

"The technology is very similar to ballistic capabilities," said foreign ministry spokesman Eric Chevallier. "We can't but link this to the very serious concerns about the development of military nuclear capability."

Iran sent its Omid (Hope) satellite into space on Monday evening carried by the home-built Safir-2 space rocket, local news agencies reported.

A US official, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, confirmed that "it appears that the Iranians conducted a launch of a low-orbit satellite."


Blogger libhom said...

Every country has the right to launch satellites. Hysteria on Iran serves no constructive purpose.

8:46 PM  

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