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Iran wants space ties with Russia: Minister

Moscow, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran intends to develop space cooperation with Russia, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said.

Feb 12 2013, 4:03pm CST | by

Iran wants space ties with Russia: Minister
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Moscow, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran intends to develop space cooperation with Russia, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said.

"We hope that cooperation with Russia will help to further our achievements in this area," Salehi said after a meeting of the Russian-Iranian inter-governmental commission.

Salehi praised Iran as the only country "out of 57 Islamic states that produces and launches satellites".

In January, Iran reportedly launched a a bio-capsule with a live monkey into space, which reached an altitude of more than 120 km and returned to Earth safely.

Following the launch, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he was ready to become Iran's first astronaut.

--IANS/RIA Novosti

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