Iranian state television reported that a second test of the Zalkaneh satellite platform was conducted in Iran. According to Reuters, the attempt drew criticism from the United States amid announcing the resumption of indirect talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

The United States is concerned about the technology used by Iran Putting satellites into orbit It can also be used to launch missiles with nuclear warheads. Tehran denies such suspicions from Washington.

The third stage of development of the Zeljana satellite launch platform will be based on a set of information obtained during today’s satellite launch A spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Defense said, without clarifying whether the test was successful.

The United States criticized the launch attempt, calling the measure “unhelpful and destabilizing”, and possibly Preventing the resumption of negotiations on the 2015 agreement.

The carrier rocket with the satellite was launched the day after Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian announced in Tehran, at a joint press conference with the European Union’s chief of diplomacy Josep Borrell, the rapid resumption of indirect talks with the United States. Unfreeze the 2015 nuclear deal. Borrell said that talks will resume in one of the Persian Gulf states in the coming days, and Iranian media reports said Qatar is likely to host the negotiations.

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The 2015 nuclear deal stipulated that Iran would not enrich uranium to a level above 3.67 percent, and instead international economic sanctions imposed on the country were lifted. In 2018, then-US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the agreement and imposed new sanctions on Iran. Tehran has also stopped complying with the restrictions imposed on it. US President Joe Biden announced his willingness to return to the treaty with Iran.