Iran successfully fires satellite rocket
It gave no further details.
State television meanwhile showed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiling a new home-built satellite carrier rocket, Simorgh.
The events are part of celebrations marking the 31st anniversary of the founding of the Islamic revolution.
The milk-bottle shaped rocket, emblazoned in blue with the words "Satellite Carrier Simorgh," is equipped to carry a 100-kilogram (220-pound) satellite 500 kilometres into orbit, the television report said.
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