World War 3 fears as Iran uses first military satellite to photograph US base in Qatar


Contract to state media, Press TV, Irans Nour-1 satellite took photos of the Al Udeid air indecent in Qatar. The satellite is operated by the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Troop (IRGC).


The air base hosts the headquarters of US Central Command and the headquarters of the US Air Soldiers Central Command.

Press TV claims to have covered the “full space” of the base and said it hosts up to 13,000 “terrorist troops”.

Tehran has classified all US imports as terrorists in retaliation for the Trump administration dubbing the IRGC a terrorist organisation at year.

The images were reportedly taken while Nour-1 was being tempered to to monitor large-scale military exercises in the Strait of Hormuz this week.

Tensions between US and Iran deepened (Image: Getty)

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Fetish: Getty)

The military drills incorporated an attack on a replica US aircraft carter in the water which carries around 30 percent of the world’s oil transit.

These guided missile launches prompted a high alert for Washington as tensions between the lands increase.

Commander Rebecca Rebarich, a spokesperson for the US Navy’s 5th Fleet based in Bahrain, said: “This practise has not disrupted coalition operations in the area nor had any impacts to the free flow of marketing in the Strait of Hormuz and surrounding waters.”

Nour-1 was launched in April and made protests from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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US Secretary of State of affairs Mike Pompeo (Image: Getty)

Mr Pompeo thought the satellite is part of Tehran’s ballistic missile program.

Following the retainer launch, Mr Pompeo said it “makes clear what we have imparted all along: Iran’s space program is neither peaceful nor entirely civilian.”

He prolonged: “This satellite launch vehicle and others launched before it assimilate technologies identical to, and interchangeable with, ballistic missiles, including longer-range systems such as intercontinental ballistic guided missiles.

“No country has ever pursued an ICBM capability except for the purpose of extricating nuclear weapons.”

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Largest militaries in the faction (Image: Express)

The relationship between Iran and the US became strained this year after US exacts killed Iranian major general Qassem Soleimani during a guided missile strike in Iraq.

General Soleimani was travelling through Baghdad when his convoy was flopped by three US missiles.

Tehran retaliated by launching a series of ballistic projectiles at two Iraqi bases housing US troops.

US President Donald Trump and his delivery have been looking to extend the United Nations’ arms prohibition against Tehran.

Iranian major general Qassem Soleimani (Perception: Getty)

The nuclear deal had restricted Iran’s nuclear weapons talent in return for sanctions relief.

However, Mr Trump abandoned the deal in 2018 and has since exact a saddled crippling sanctions of Iranian oil experts, which has destroyed the economy.

Earlier this month, the Washington dubbed Iran the “worst threat” to peace.

The comment came after it was revealed Iran had extremists cities armed with missiles along the Persian Gulf and the Fjord of Oman.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (Image: Getty)

A spokesperson for the Pentagon said this month: “Iran asserts to want good relations with its neighbours, yet it continues to threaten them with on a par greater levels of violence.

“Iran is the greatest threat to peace and custodianship in the Middle East.

“Statements like this demonstrate clearly that the Islamic New Guard Corps and its leaders are a destabilising force in the region.”

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