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Iran satellite launch fails amid fears of backing ballistic missile program


Iran said it "successfully" launched a satellite Sunday but failed to put it into orbit, in a blow to its space programme that the US alleges is a cover for missile development.

The attempted launch of the Zafar -- "Victory" in Farsi -- comes days before the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and crucial parliamentary elections in Iran.


Iran and the United States have appeared to be on the brink of an all-out confrontation twice in the past seven months.