Iran tried to put satellite into orbit this week, but failed: sources

Iran attempted to launch a satellite into orbit using one of its Simorgh intercontinental ballistic missiles on Tuesday but failed. According to Western intelligence sources that monitored the launch, the missile carrying the satellite failed to leave the Earth's atmosphere, fell to earth and crashed.
DEBKAfile's military sources point out that the Iranians attempted the launch the day before US President Barack Obama arrived in Riyadh for talks with Saudi King Salman and the other leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council member states. Tehran's goal was to overshadow Obama's visit, but it failed.   

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