Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has praised the country’s advances in various scientific and technological fields, stating that the country’s experts have managed to make such impressive strides despite sanctions and animosity of ill-wishers against the Islamic Republic.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks as he addressed a group of Iranian manufacturers, industrialists, and notable economic figures in the Iranian capital city of Tehran on Tuesday.
Even though foreign plots and sanctions are harmful and cause problems for our country, the Leader noted, Iranian youths have taken advantage of this opportunity and made outstanding achievements in the development of military equipment as well as in the field of space and satellite launches.
Ayatollah Khamenei hailed the recent launch of the Soraya satellite into a low Earth orbit (LEO), emphasizing that the development would not have taken place without the anti-Iran sanctions.
Last week, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force successfully put Soraya satellite into an orbit 750 kilometers above Earth in 11 minutes.
The research satellite, manufactured by the Iranian Space Agency (ISA), was launched with a Qaem-100 space launch vehicle (SLV). Qaem-100 is a three-stage SLV with solid fuel developed by the IRGC Aerospace Force.