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Defense minster: Iran to launch Fajr satellite into space in June

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Sari, May 13, IRNA -- Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi on Sunday said Iran is to launch Fajr satellite into space as a national defense project in June.

He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony marking construction of a coastal waterway in Ramsar, west of Mazandaran province.

"Iran is also to launch some heavy vessles in June, Vahidi said.

Pointing to construction of the costal waterway in Ramsar, he said Iran has always urged the Caspian Sea littoral countries to look at the sea as a Sea of peace and Friendship and not a military wateray.

Vahidi said once constructed the waterway can be used by all Caspian Sea littoral states.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1017902

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