Iran to launch satellite; U.S. says program linked to missiles

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Iran says it's about to launch a scientific research satellites into space as all Middle East analyst Alan Johnston reports it's a development that's likely to worry the United States an Iranian minister said the satellite launch was part of a mission aimed at gathering information helpful for research on issues like earthquakes and agricultural development the US has said in the past that Iran satellite program is a cover for the development of long range missiles he fears the rockets use could be adapted to carry nuclear warheads Iran says it has no intention of acquiring atomic weapons at least two previous Iranian satellite launch attempts have

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