on cooperation with Iran
All publications in the foreign press about an alleged transfer by Rosoboronexport OAO to Iran of equipment and missile technologies that can be used to build ballistic missiles are openly provocative and have no grounds whatsoever.
Space talks between Rosoboronexport OAO and the Iranians were held in strict conformity with the effective procedure for MTC under the ongoing supervision of federal authorities. Those talks were connected with building and launch from territory of the Russian Federation of the non-military purpose space vehicle of distant sounding of the Earth with the resolution of 50 m and 250 m without transfer of any technologies in 2005. However, the project has not been implemented.
Similar Mesbah-1 satellite spacecraft for Iran was manufactured by the Carlo Gavazzi Space Italian company. It is intended for communications, studying of water and land resources, search for minerals, monitoring for condition of irrigation systems, electric power grids, oil and gas pipelines, etc. The Russian side refused to render services for launching the space vehicle.
According to the information available in the open press, Mesbah-2 satellite spacecraft was developed and put into orbit by the Iranians independently.
It is necessary to note that Rosoboronexport OAO has been always complying with the official position of the Russian Federation.
Date of publication: 25.09.2012