Trump says US had nothing to do with Iranian rocket explosion

The US President Donald Trump denied any involvement in an explosion during Iran’s preparations for launching a space satellite on Thursday, Aug. 29.  He tweeted on Friday that the US “was not involved in the catastrophic accident during launch preparations for the Safir,” adding, “I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened.”

Iran’s state media and officials did not immediately acknowledge the incident. However, satellite images showed the rocket exploding on the launchpad at Imam Khomeini Space Center, 240km south of Tehran.  A black plume of smoke rose above what looked like the charred remains of a rocket and its launch stand.
It was Iran’s third failed satellite launch this year. Images of the space center suggested that the rocket either exploded during ignition or possibly briefly lifted off before crashing back down on the pad.

DEBKAfile reports: Safir was designed to place in orbit a Nahid-1 communications satellite. The US president’s extraordinary action in denying any involvement in the explosion, a denial that implicitly covers sabotage by a cyberattack, raises questions about the cause of the “catastrophic accident.” Trump may be assumed to know the answer. His use of the adjective “catastrophic” suggests that there were casualties, including Iran scientists

The United States has been concerned that the technology Iran uses to put satellites in orbit would help Tehran develop ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. Tehran has denied the accusation that its space program is a cover for ballistic missile development.

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32 thoughts on “Trump says US had nothing to do with Iranian rocket explosion

  • Aug 30, 2019 @ 23:21 at 23:21

    something tells me the iranians may kinfdly send a reply for this sabotage by a combned american and israli operations.

    we will loyally stay glued to the news in the coming weeks.

    • Aug 31, 2019 @ 4:55 at 4:55

      A bunch of Ayatoolas, fearful of Khameni trying to start WW3 sabotaged it.

      Persians need to liquidate the ayatoolahs like the White Rose tried with SHlTler in 1945.

      • Sep 1, 2019 @ 7:52 at 7:52

        Dear Friend , we did not want Ayatollahs however it was an unwanted gift by J Carter.

    • Aug 31, 2019 @ 9:10 at 9:10

      E77… Too Weak, Why the Regime Exporting Terror Can’t be Trusted with ICBMs Nor Nukes! Regime Thieves Reject Pathways to Peace & Must Be Destroyed if More Exposed Explosions continues?

    • Aug 31, 2019 @ 16:11 at 16:11

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 0:10 at 0:10

    La guerre est lancée, larvée, chaque jour. Tu ne peux attendre 2 semaines, « la réponse » de l’Iran.
    Si l’Iran arrivait à toucher un point en Israël, la « réponse » serait monstrueuse ( d’Israel).

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 0:19 at 0:19

    Trump is afraid to let the Israelis run the show fearing they will go too far.
    But, if He withdraw from Syria + Afghanistan + Irak… who will save the U. S. interests in the M. O.
    If you can’t stand the kitchen heat, Mr Trump… put some gloves and be aware : You are in front of the burners ( with the Israelis). They have guts. You, I don’t know, and I doubt a lot !

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 0:58 at 0:58

    The WH idiot has a BIG mouth, no one blamed the US, still ha had to say something !

    If indeed it wasn’t the US,…..THANK YOU MOSSAD !

    • Aug 31, 2019 @ 6:10 at 6:10

      God bless the Mossad! Even if they did not have a hand in it.

    • Aug 31, 2019 @ 7:26 at 7:26

      If you can’t see what Trump was doing with this tweet, then you are the idiot

    • Aug 31, 2019 @ 9:25 at 9:25

      Apparently, Dark Star Project is Operational? Destroys ICBMs by Skyward Hidden Lasers on Launch Anywhere!

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 1:08 at 1:08

    Typical American hypocrisy. They accuse Iran’s civilian space program as being a cover for their ballistic weapons development, yet deny that NASA is the same thing. At least the ‘Space Shuttle’ orbital nuclear bombers are gone now. They were replaced by the ISS. HMMM!

    • Aug 31, 2019 @ 1:31 at 1:31

      One declares its aim to destroy another country
      and funds and arms terror groups that call for the death of an entire people.
      The other, for all its faults, is a democracy and without it, we would all be speaking German, Japanese and soon Arabic.
      Take your pick.

    • Aug 31, 2019 @ 4:58 at 4:58

      QaQa, The US put men on the Moon. What did Russia or Third World Iran do?

    • Aug 31, 2019 @ 9:27 at 9:27

      Oops. someone Goofed!

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 1:23 at 1:23

    3 major failures in a row?
    No permission to buy the right parts, eh?

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 1:40 at 1:40

    I wonder if our Great Ayatollah Leader should not compromise a little and impose on the Israelis to launch our great satellites for us, for a while at least.

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 1:45 at 1:45

    Suxnet V2?

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 2:38 at 2:38

    “9 thoughts”? hahahahahaha

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 3:34 at 3:34

    I’d love to know what –or who–really caused this and the other explosions. So far, all we can do is speculate. It’s jucey.

    • Aug 31, 2019 @ 6:40 at 6:40

      I have a special alibi for President Trump, . . . he did not do it, . . . take my word for it. Not that he would not have liked to, . . . but surely he did not.

      AND you might tell the ayatolla that those parts he is getting on Amazon from China is probably the problem.

    • Aug 31, 2019 @ 9:16 at 9:16

      Junaid… Erdogan Mistakes New Name is “Mister Nearly ErrorGone”!

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 9:38 at 9:38

    Who cares?This job is done!.

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 10:28 at 10:28

    The Ayatowelhead was quoted as saying: death to America… oh chitte, what happened? Did the mouse fall off the wheel?

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 11:03 at 11:03

    Death to Persia

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 11:41 at 11:41

    Another bad story. Should we really believe that the Iranians were launching a rocket of this caliber while cars are parked at 50 meters distance?

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 14:39 at 14:39

    Live by drones; die by them!

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 19:31 at 19:31

    Praise God that forces united against the black evil that is the Iranian government remain vigilant and strong.

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 19:54 at 19:54

    Bill ‘Golda’ Mayer grew up in Brooklyn with his Irish friends calling him Golda and his Jewish friends calling him Putz – that’s because he’s 1/2 Irish on his Jewish mother’s husband’s side – either that or the guy at Ellis couldn’t spell Golda Meir either

    • Aug 31, 2019 @ 20:30 at 20:30

      Yeah but you still haven’t explained the origin of the grisly narcissism

  • Aug 31, 2019 @ 21:48 at 21:48

    It looks like a precision aerial attack. Every item was targeted. Even a support vehicle far away from launch pad. Trump preemptively denied it

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