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Space monkey 'big step' for Iran: defence minister

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Iran took a "big step" towards sending astronauts into space by 2020, successfully launching a monkey above the Earth's atmosphere, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi told state television. 

An image taken from Al-Alam TV footage on January 28, 2013 shows a man at an unknown location with a monkey said to have been sent into space. Iran took a "big step" towards sending astronauts into space by 2020, successfully launching a monkey above the Earth's atmosphere, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi told state TV.

Washington however said if the report on the launch was true, then Iran might have violated a UN resolution banning it from any activity relating to ballistic missile technology.

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