Iran official tweets at Trump after apparent rocket failure
TEHRAN, Iran (AP): An Iranian official has tweeted at President Donald Trump over an apparent rocket failure, showing an image of him standing next to a satellite that was supposed to be launched.
Iran’s Information and Communications Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi tweeted the image Saturday of the Nahid-1 satellite.
Jahromi wrote: “Me & Nahid I right now, Good Morning Donald Trump!”
The tweet comes after satellite photos showed a rocket on a launch pad at Iran’s Imam Khomenei Space Center had exploded Thursday.
Analysts had linked the explosion to Iran’s planned launch of the Nahid-1.
Trump on Friday tweeted what appeared to be a U.S. spy photo of the damage at the launch pad, saying: “The United States of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident during final launch preparations.”