UPDATE 2-Iran says it tests satellite-carrying rocket, U.S. calls move 'destabilising'

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DUBAI, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards tested a caller satellite-carrying rocket connected Saturday, authorities media reported, a determination the United States called "unhelpful and destabilising".

Washington fears the aforesaid long-range ballistic technology utilized to enactment satellites into orbit could besides beryllium utilized to motorboat atomic warheads. Tehran has regularly denied having immoderate specified intention.

"The formation trial of this outer bearer with a solid-fuelled motor ... was successfully completed," authorities quality bureau IRNA reported.

The Ghaem 100, Iran's archetypal three-stage motorboat vehicle, volition beryllium capable to spot satellites weighing 80 kg (180 pounds) successful an orbit 500 km (300 miles) from the earth's surface, IRNA said.

Amirali Hajizadeh, caput of the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace part which developed the Ghaem 100, said the rocket would beryllium utilized to motorboat Iran's Nahid outer for the telecommunications ministry, authorities media reported.

Saturday's cognition tested the archetypal sub-orbital signifier of the rocket, the reports said.

In an emailed effect to the Iranian announcement, a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department said: "Such actions are unhelpful and destabilising."

"The United States remains acrophobic with Iran’s continued improvement of abstraction motorboat vehicles (SLVs), which airs a important proliferation concern," the spokesperson said.

"SLVs incorporated technologies that are virtually identical to, and interchangeable with, those utilized successful ballistic missiles, including longer-range systems."

The authoritative said launches of SLVs "defy United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2231, which calls upon Iran not to undertake immoderate activities related to ballistic missiles 'designed to beryllium susceptible of delivering atomic weapons, including launches utilizing specified ballistic rocket technology.'"

Washington "continues to use  a assortment of non-proliferation tools, including sanctions, to antagonistic the further advancement of Iran’s ballistic rocket program  and  its quality to proliferate  missiles and related exertion to others," the spokesperson added.

Iran, which has 1 of the biggest rocket programmes successful the Middle East, has had respective failed outer launches successful the past fewer years, blamed connected method issues.

The 2015 U.N. solution called connected Iran to refrain for up to 8 years from enactment connected ballistic missiles designed to present atomic weapons pursuing an statement with six satellite powers.

Iran says it has ne'er pursued the improvement of atomic weapons and, therefore, the solution does not use to its ballistic missiles, which Tehran had described arsenic an important deterrent and retaliatory force.

Then-President Donald Trump pulled the United States retired of the atomic woody successful 2018. President Joe Biden's medication had been seeking to negociate Iran's instrumentality to the pact but precocious said it had set speech diplomacy for present due to the fact that it said Tehran had supplied drones to Russia for usage successful its warfare against Ukraine.

Iran acknowledged for the archetypal clip connected Saturday that it had supplied Moscow with drones but said they were sent earlier the warfare successful Ukraine, wherever Russia has utilized them to people powerfulness stations and civilian infrastructure. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy accused Tehran of lying, saying Kyiv's forces were downing astatine slightest 10 of the unmanned aerial vehicles each day.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Additional reporting by David Brunnstrom successful Washington; Editing by Toby Chopra, Andrew Heavens and William Mallard

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