Iran’s Chabahar Space Center

Iran’s Chabahar Space Center

As Iran’s space program develops, it is learning how to launch nuclear weapons.

Iran is building the Middle East’s largest space base. The Chabahar Space Center located in southeast Iran will be operational by February 2025, Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Issa Zarepoor announced on June 6.

As the biggest and most advanced launch base in Iran, the Chabahar Center is expected to greatly enhance the nation’s space program and could significantly benefit its missile technology development.

The center is expected to become Iran’s main base of operations for its space program, specially designed to launch satellites. The center is located near the equator, so scientists can harness Earth’s rotational speed to make rocket liftoff more effective and reduce fuel consumption.

The first phase of construction is 56 percent complete, Zarepoor reported, adding that Iran plans to launch its first satellite from the base by March 20.

Western nations warn that the technology used to launch satellites is interchangeable with technology used to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles (icbms), which can be equipped with nuclear warheads.

On Sept. 28, 2023, Iran successfully sent an imaging satellite into orbit using icbm launching technology. The Noor-3 was launched using a three-stage Qased space launch vehicle (slv). Typically, slvs use liquid-fuel engines and missiles have solid-fuel propellants that allow them to launch at a moment’s notice. The Qased rocket used liquid fuel for its first launch stage but solid fuel motors for its second and third.

When asked about the launch during a press briefing, United States State Department spokesman Matt Miller said:

We have long made clear our concerns about Iran’s space launch vehicle programs, that they provide a pathway to expand its longer-range missile systems. Space launch vehicles incorporate technologies virtually identical and interchangeable …with those used in ballistic missiles.

On January 28, Iran launched another three satellites using slvs developed by its Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics. The Ministry of Defense, which jointly controls Iran’s space program with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, insists its activities are for civilian and defense purposes only.

All four satellite launches took place at the Imam Khomeini Space Center, currently Iran’s main launch facility.

In 2020, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (irgc) developed its own space program to develop a full solid fuel slv capable of launching long-range missiles. On January 20, the irgc successfully launched an imaging satellite into orbit.

In a joint statement condemning the launch, Germany, France and the United Kingdom wrote:

Launches such as these allow Iran to test technology that could be used to further develop its ballistic missile program, which poses a significant threat to regional and international security. We have long-standing concerns over Iran’s activity related to ballistic missile technologies that are capable of delivering nuclear weapons. These concerns are reinforced by Iran’s continued nuclear escalation beyond all credible civilian justification.

Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has long warned that Iran’s aggressive military pursuits, particularly toward nuclear weapons technology, will be the catalyst for another major world war.

Prophecy in Daniel 11:40 states that a “whirlwind” battle will take place after “the king of the south,” Iran, pushes against “the king of the north,” a united Europe led by Germany.

“Iran has a foreign policy with a lot of ‘push,’” Mr. Flurry writes in The King of the South. “[I]t has accumulated a massive arsenal of weapons to back up its aggressive foreign policy, and that arsenal includes chemical, biological and, soon, nuclear weapons!” Iran now has the materials and capability to begin building these nuclear weapons (read “Iran Has the Bomb”), and the development of Iran’s space program could aid its ability to deploy these bombs.

Iran is extremely radical—the king over radical Islam. Where is this nation’s pushiness leading? To war! Just as it has in the past. It is leading inevitably to terrifying war with weapons of mass destruction. It can lead nowhere else. Iran is preparing itself to trigger a nuclear World War iii!
—Gerald Flurry

To learn more about how Iran will trigger this war, read Mr. Flurry’s booklet The King of the South.