Iran is on the verge of launching its three new satellites after a successfully pre-launch tests.
Telecommunications minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi who said this in a Saturday tweet however, did not mention a launch schedule.
On Tuesday, Iran said it plans to send Payam, a 200-pound (90-kilogram) non-military satellite into a 310-mile (500-kilometer) orbit using an Iranian Simorgh satellite-carrier rocket.
On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran’s plans for sending three satellites into orbit demonstrate the country’s defiance of a UN Security Council resolution that calls on Iran to undertake no activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
Iran says the launch does not violate the resolution.