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Publish Date: 13:58 - 16 October 2019
TEHRAN, oct 16_Iran has submitted a note of protest to the United Nations space agency demanding the body to condemn US sanctions targeting three Iranian space institutions.

UN urged to condemn US sanctions on Iranian space bodiesTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_The letter addressed to United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on Wednesday said that the US move last month to blacklist Iran Space Agency, Iran Space Research Center and the Astronautics Research Institute could hamper efforts in the country to use space sciences for peaceful purposes, including for climate protection and prevention of natural disasters.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is among those countries that are a hotbed for natural disasters like earthquake, flooding and famine,” said the letter by Iran Space Agency, adding, “Using the space technology is critical to prevent such disasters or reduce their impacts.”

The letter said that Iran expected the UNOOSA and its Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), to condemn US efforts to hamper Iran’s active contribution to international and regional space programs.  

Source :presstv

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